I had no idea how this day was going to go. I mean, I was actually going to be home all day (well, except for dropping kiddos off at school…), so that in itself was just such a change after our crazy weekend. I was tired, the house was a disaster, and we were expecting a huge snowstorm to hit around midnight, so I needed to prepare in case the power went out again. My mind was everywhere except for on the drawing, and I think it took an hour of prep and thinking about composition and layout before my pencil even touched the paper.
Once I finally got to drawing, I realized that the day’s subject was just not going to happen. I couldn’t figure out what to draw, how to draw it, and it just wasn’t fun.
I decided to attempt the next day’s subject instead, and I think it went pretty well…
Medium: Graphite pencil on acid free paper
A couple of weeks ago, I happened to catch a cute little video of a playful fox online. I have no idea how I stumbled across it, but I knew after watching it that I HAD to draw a fox for the challenge!
While this guy might be a bit more serious than the playful fox I watched, he’s still gorgeous. I am so in love with how his eyes turned out!
I stretched myself with this drawing and tried something new. I tend to like to have the main subject fully in focus and allow the background to still be pretty visible, but not in quite as much detail. But with this guy, I decided to have his face be the main focus, and have everything else be in much less detail. I think for my first time trying it, I’m pretty pleased with the results!
The original is available for purchase in my Etsy store here, and it’ll be available as a print soon…maybe as a note card, too!
You can find the other drawings in this challenge here.
If you happen have seen any cute fox videos lately, send them my way! We love their silly antics!