Life Drawing

A raccoon skull, found behind the house last Autumn
A raccoon skull, found behind the house last Autumn

Comcast has now switched to all-digital channels. We do not wish to pay for it. That means I get to draw and do other stuff that’s way more fun than watching the stupid TV.

Above is a life drawing of a raccoon skull. I’m not wholly happy with it and expect to do more drawings of it.

A beaver skull from the LIFE book <ul>The Mammals</ul>
A beaver skull from the LIFE Nature Library book, The Mammals

This one’s copied from a photo in a book. Check out the size of this thing’s jaw. Holy crap. No wonder they can chew down trees.

Note the different way the eyes are supported. The raccoon’s are supported by the cheekbone with no superorbital ridge, while the beaver’s are supported by a huge superorbital ridge and its massive jaw.

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