Below is a selection of quick gesture sketches of boxer dogs in motion, done in preparation for a project I'm working on. They were drawn from video reference, I spent about 1 - 2 minutes on each pose. I filled up lots of pages of these, but the ones below were the ones I liked best mainly because of the dynamic gestures. My goal was to draw the dog from as many angles as possible, performing as many actions as possible.
Medium: Ebony Pencil on Newsprint
The last part of the exercise involved doing simplified anatomical overlays using colored pencils & tracing paper. These are not clinical studies, it was about finding the basic bones and muscle groups..
Above: working out the skeleton.
Below: working on the muscles.
It was a great learning exercise.
PS: The older posts are all gone, I trashed the older work on the blog, it was starting to stink ...