I went to an illustration workshop at St Martins a week or so ago. It was a fantastically intensive run of briefs, deadlines and drawing exercises all flying at a huge rate of knots. I loved every second! So some work from it follows.
Brief to illustrate a quote “the fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing”
Line drawing and collage
Some development doodles from my sketchbook, below.
I often find it interesting to draw from imagination first then look to reference material. The way your brain tells you something looks is kind of strange! I preferred my imagined, exaggeratedly pointy fox to those I drew from photos or watching my local ones play in the street, even though they were less accurate they felt really foxy to me. The hedgehog improved with a good look through some reference material. The lower two sketches are from when I centred on the idea i wanted to use to illustrate the quote (the hedgepig with a class of foxes) and the final composition after some experiments changing scale and viewpoint.