Bighorn Tribute

Pencil drawing of Bighorn Sheep skull “Tribute to a Bighorn”
7” x 4”, drawn in Canson Cream Sketchbook
with a 14B Faber-Castell PITT Graphite MATTE pencil.
Reference photo of Bighorn Sheep skull
Reference photo for the drawing.

Recently, I attended a live, draw-a-long video event hosted by France Van Stone on Vimeo. The result is the drawing at the top and below it is the reference photo she provided. You can watch the video for free by following the link above.

After a couple of hours struggling with getting the proportions reasonably accurate, a surprising challenge, I was able to complete it in about 4 hours. It was a fun exercise and I’m sure it went a long way toward improving my seeing and drawing skills. It’s all about seeing shapes and how they relate to one another in terms of value, shape and position👍.

Even so, I still managed to draw the eye socket too small🤪. I can hear my Mom now…”Well, bless his heart. Why’d ya draw it like that?”