Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hug, Animal Drawings from the Zoo



That's the title of a limited edition portfolio by Swiss animal artist Fritz Hug. 
The publishing date is unknown. 
Hug visited the zoo in Zurich so many times that he knew a lot of the animals by name. 
I enjoy his loose quick sketches, but also the drawings that took a little longer, when he took the time to define textures like fur, feathers and skin. But most impressive is his observation and his knowledge of what pose brings out the animal's characteristics.

If you missed my first post on Hug's work, here is the link:












14 comments:

  1. Lovely stuff! do you still go out to draw at zoos?

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    1. I've been drawing tigers at the LA Zoo for a while.

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  2. Wow, that zebra and cheetah, love!

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  3. I love looking at zoo sketches. :D Any tips for if I ever get a chance to try it?

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    1. In the future I plan to teach animal drawing at the LA Zoo and the classroom. First I have to finish my movie though.

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    1. You can check it out here:
      http://andreasdeja.blogspot.com/2012/12/sarah-and-mushka.html

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  5. And can you please tell me a few tips to make a cartoon animal look feminine..... Im trying to recreate a scene from lion king with tigers..and need a female one.

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    1. You might want to look at adult Nala again from Lion King.
      She is pretty feminine.

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    2. yeah.. but with lions.. the mane is a stand out difference between males and females... but that case is different with leopards and tigers..

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  6. i get the body right, sleek and slim.. but the eyes.........they dont look feminine.. look rathar evil.. any help????

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  7. the character in aristocats solve my problem.... thanks....

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  8. My attempt at pencil sketching animals http://bhaskarpencil.blogspot.in/search/label/Animals

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