Animal House

I haven’t really done very much drawing in my sketchbook over the last several months, but I did manage to kick out this page of animals yesterday as a summer storm blew through our area.

9 Comments on “Animal House

  1. Love the Ostrich,,,, I have been stealing your one eye bigger look and I love the result. Everything is funny when the eyes dont match..

    • …that’s kind of an industry standard for goofy looking eyes. Look at some of your favorite animated movies, they all do it.

  2. What a great looking zoo/farm! You have that neat ability of making those critters look like yours and yours alone. I’d know a “Dennis Jones” creature anywhere!

  3. Yours just seem to pop though, i always get a kick out of your work.

  4. I have to ask, do you have any animal photos to refer to, or does it all come from the imagination?

    • Stan, the bulk of what I do comes from my imagination mainly because it’s too much trouble to run down reference photos plus it’s really hard to find a good picture of a dog wearing a business suit smoking a pipe. With that being said, for this particular sketch page I Googled “funny looking animals”, a page full of photos popped up and I drew the ones that I thought were most interesting.

  5. I guess you could call them “caricreatures”. So much better than illustrations that are slavishly adherent to photos. I’m so glad I discovered your work. You’re a great inspiration!

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