Saturday, May 23, 2015

Animal Outlines

Based on the initial success of the people outlines, I started mapping out sets of animal outlines.  I knew there were a lot of animals to draw, so as I began gathering reference images, I put them into categories based on the type of animal they are.  I came up with four groupings: African Safari and Zoo  Animals, Woodland and Forest Animals, Farm and Ranch Animals, and Reptile and Desert Animals.

The different animals were fun to draw.  I especially like how the outlines are simple and leave the rest of the animal's details to the imagination.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Since I've been getting better at drawing in Illustrator, the outlines allow for an easier process for coloring.  Before, when drawing in Gimp (or Photoshop), the colored edges were never crisp, either leaving some transparency or another color - especially when trying to do multiple colors from one drawing.  In Illustrator, each drawing is an object with an assigned color fill, so after creating each outline, I was able to output many different color fills (as PNG files) from the Illustator drawing.

Here is the final set of African Safari and Zoo Animals:

Each clipart set contains 10 different color fills for each animal.  So for the African Safari and Zoo Animals, there are 250 individual PNG files, 10 colors each of 25 animal outlines.

Here is the next set, the Woodland and Forest Animals Clipart set:

Here is the Farm and Ranch Animals Clipart set:

And here is the fourth set of animal outlines, Reptile and Desert Animals:

Each set can be found at my Teachers Pay Teachers store, located here:

Animals: African Safari and Zoo Animals Outlines Clipart

Animals: Woodland and Forest Animals Outlines Clipart

Animals: Farm and Ranch Animals Outlines Clipart

Animals: Reptiles and Desert Animals Outlines Clipart

I hope you enjoy these animal outline sets!



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