A Backwards Glance

Backwards Glance (Graphite)

Backwards Glance (Graphite)

Tonight’s train ride home from Wollongong turned out to be my first session of sketching in about 10 days, and boy did I know it! One of the biggest problems I encountered was making this rabbit look realistic rather than a cute cartoon cliché of a bunny… an odd problem to have, but every stroke I made of the head at the beginning just made it look like something from Disney! It improved greatly when I eventually got the proportions correct.

The next hardest thing was capturing the fact that he’s looking over one shoulder, not just standing sideways… I’m still not sure I quite pulled that one off but it’s quite attractive nonetheless. Once again it was a bumpy train ride home, but concentrating on sketching certainly makes the time fly 🙂 .