1 Create a wire frame
We need a skeleton to attach these muscles to, so I begin with my 2H pencil and lay out a quick gesture. This is of a canid (a dog) walking. I’m not worried about detail; I just want the shape, proportion and motion.
Wire frames are the easier way to jot down an animal’s pose. This technique is not only useful for foundation drawing like this, but also life drawing at the zoo.