Drawing animals is always a lot of fun and I am a particular fan of drawing them.

It’s rewarding and challenging to draw animals often due to the fact that there’s a lot going on with them that’s different from drawing human-like characters. Fur, for example, very challenging to render correctly and animal anatomy always poses a nice challenge.

On the Drawing Factory we have published a lot of basic tutorials on how to draw animals, for example:

How to draw a dogHow to draw a cat step by stepHow to draw a puppy,

just to cite a few, however for this month challenge it’s all about disregarding realistic drawing of animals and instead using a highly stylized approach.

It’s all about simplifying the complexities and trying to capture the essence of the creature you are trying to represent.

It’s an interesting challenge and here I have searched for you a series of amazing images from different illustrators to inspire you to create your own stylized animal.

But this is just the beginning to get you started!

Monthly Drawing Challenge – Stylized Animals

French BullDog

Josh Brill

What do you think of this beautiful rendition of a French bulldog and a polar bear?

images by Josh Brill


What about a C spelling Chameleon?

image by Marcus Reed


or a stylized tiger?

Image by DailyCatDrawings


image by TRONGTRAN Design88


image by Alan Dalby


image by oxboxer

Share your images below:

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them.

Show me your best images in this monthly challenge!




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