Drawing and painting animals have always been something I wanted to learn and do well. I've collected a lot of animal drawing books and digital painting tutorials over the years, but never really had the time to really pause and learn from them. As a professional animator, it's always been a real struggle for me to find the time and energy to pursue this.
Over a year ago, I finally decided to take some time-off from being an animator, and just give myself a chance to do this. There's still a lot of fundamentals I need to learn to get me to where I want to be artistically, but I'm hopeful that I'll get there, slowly but surely.
Below are some of the work I've done. (Click to enlarge)