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Help with drawing.

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I wasn't sure where else to put this. I'm working on a project where I have to draw an animal in fancy clothes. Before I get to the fancy clothes bit, I have to do some studies of the actual animal in question. I chose a cheetah, and I've drawn them in pencil, pen/marker, and on Photoshop. The other students in my class all have these nifty, angled line drawings that make it look like they understand the shapes a lot better than I do.

I started around May or June, and this is my progress so far.

Does anyone know of any resources on how to draw animals that are useful *or* any resources on identifying shapes in things that isn't just "well obviously there's a circle here?" I have a lot of difficulty seeing the less obvious shapes like where the jowels start and such. It's also hard for me to look at the skull pictures and figure out how everything goes on top of it.

I'm also interested if anyone sees anything specific in the more recent drawings (I know the first gorilla cheetah is way off, you don't have to tell me that :) )that needs to be changed/adjusted.

I'm definitely *not* looking for "here's a basic web blog on general art techniques, surely something there'll help" type resources because I have a fair collection of those at my disposal already.

Thanks ahead of time.

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I definitely used reference photos for all of these ;).

Sorin - You're probably right that you have to just practice versus watching videos and such.
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