Thursday, August 16, 2012

Doodle 016 - Otter cuteness

Remember when I told you I loved otters?

I normally don't draw them as much as cats, I guess because I have 2 cats as reference, so I know their anatomy a bit better.

While waiting for a meeting to get underway today I scribbled some on my notepad... as you can see an otter pretty much took over the place.

Quick doodles - pen on ruled notebook paper.

So once I got home I got down to drawing an otter. What I ended up with isn't a photo realistic otter by any means, but I was going mostly for cute. I used several otter photos to get an idea of what their hands look like, ears and feet.

I must admit I never paid much attention to otter anatomy... most of the time I was just too busy trying to contain the glee whenever I saw a live one and never mind internet videos, my brain pretty much short circuits due to the cute whenever an otter appears. Still, I would love to go to an aquarium and watch them for a bit while making quick sketches.

Otter cuteness - Graphite and mechanical pencil on plain moleskine notebook. Aprox 15 mins.

6 comments:

MichelleH said...

Adorable!!!! We have lovely otters at the Calgary zoo if you ever want to come and check them out. :)

Maple Girl said...

Well that is otterly adorable indeed. . . . Sorry couldn't help myself, needed to comment just for that pun!

Fun to see your art as always. ^_^ Keep it up!

Jan said...

I love otters too, in fact any mammal enjoying a swim, including polar bears. I once was asked to come up for a sign design for a water slide and I drew an otter in beach shorts and a cap, but the owner wanted his own likeness instead.(eye roll) I turned his character into a petulant child and he liked it. Go figure. On another note, check out children's author Bill Peet. He worked for Disney on Dumbo and I loved all of his books when I was a kid.

Nomi said...

My cat, named Otter, fully aproves. =^.^=

Saudade said...

@Michelle: That would be lovely! I have never visited Canada, the closest I have been to is the airport while changing plains in Vancouver I think. Visiting one summer and getting my fill on mountains and natural wonders would be awesome.

@Maple Girl: LOL, I nearly made that same pun, glad you did it for me ;)

@Jan: Oh swimming polar bears are cool too. And bummer about the otter design, I feel your pain, as a graphic designer a lot of my comps get thrown out and sometimes the final design isn't at all what we started with, but it's part of the job I guess hehehe.

@Nomi: A cat named otter = awesomesauce

MichelleH said...

Well, let me know if you ever do come to Canada - I love playing tour guide and giving sightseeing advice! :)