Muskrat Skull Study

This muskrat skull was a fun one to draw. With its bright orange teeth and sinister leering grin, this skull had a lot of personality.

Muskrat Skull Sketches (c) Kestrel CreativeMuskrat Skull Sketches (c) Kestrel Creative

These two skull illustrations are drawn with gouache and colored pencil on toned paper. In the first, I used back-lighting and lots of colors to show some character. The second drawing is more restrained, using only four colors including white; and aims to show the shape and form of the skull.

Muskrat Skull Colored Pencil Drawing (c) Kestrel CreativeMuskrat Skull Drawing