I am primarily a sculptor so I usually model directly form life and I don't really tends to draw to do a sculpture. I can produce volumes,modeling from life (i.e. a 3D representation) but to produce a 2D representation from life modeling is rather intimidating at first! especially when you draw form animals...as they move constantly! this is rather strange as it doesn't bother me when I sculpt form life...
anyway just to come back to the subject, I will be producing a large amount of life studies of farm animals, horses and wildlife over the next year or so. All of the studies will be done from life but i still need to understand how I am suppose to use my daily sketch book/studies and using them to produce larger drawings???
here is the first few studies ( selection of few as there are lost of them!)
Cows - here are the ladies...and boys.
Quick gesture movement studies - pencils used: pierre noire ( very similar to charcoal pencil)
Quick studies- quick lines
here are the chickens - those drawings have been prepared a lot more- using charcoal.