Mammoth walking

It’s time to draw a mammoth again.

I spent some time playing with the design. The first sketches are too realistic for my goal of a kid’s book illustration, but it is important to learn the foundations of anything before you move on.

My second sketches are more about shapes, and I’ve strived to simplify the look and feel of the mammoth. I find something I likeit my designs and I can now move on to a more refined piece of work.

Originally, I had the boy surfing on top, but I like his crouched look and smile. I chose to do simple linework on this design and that seems to work well for the story that I am conveying in this picture.

Thanks for looking and just keep drawing.

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