For my final illustration for the online course Natural History Illustration 101, I chose to draw a Dama Gazelle. I used a photograph I took a couple of years ago at an exotic game breeding ranch. I’ve been taking drawing lessons for two years now. I can tell you that had I tried this two years ago, it would have ended up as some version of a stick figure gazelle.
Our homework assignment for Week 5 in the Natural History Illustration 101 course was to submit an outline sketch of a mammal and to provide a few sketches of a bird. I chose these two subjects because I have good photographs of them.
Dama Gazelle, from Africa
Black-bellied whistling tree duck
A dama gazelle at the Texas Disposal Systems exotic ranch.