Pencil shading – Animals.

I used to make animal sketches in pencil earlier, but when I learned ink drawing, especially the Mandala art, I got addicted to it.

So, last week, I decided to get back to sketching in pencil.

I have used HB, 2B, 4B, 6B and 8B pencils in the shading work.

Sharing today, 2 of the artworks – one, not so good, and the other that turned out pretty well, to my satisfaction – that I made today and yesterday.

Pencil shading animals


Pencil shading animals


The rest of this week, I plan on making some more pencil sketches of the young ones of animals.

October will bring with it the Annual Ink drawing festival — INKTOBER!

Are you participating in it? Do join along; I am sure you will have fun!

Here’s the official list of prompts shared by Jay Parker – the brainchild Β behind Inktober:

Inktober 2019

See you, guys!



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Pencil shading animals


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17 thoughts on “Pencil shading – Animals.

  1. I liked both of your work, Shilpa. You haven’t been drawing much these days, have you? Good to see you back with your art work. I will attempt whenever I can for inktober. But my main problem is not good at drawing. Well, let me try anyway. I’m on a mission to not let fear lead my path after all. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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  2. They are so cute, specially the chimp. I remember some of your animal artwork and they were very impressive. Mandala can be very addictive. I can understand that πŸ˜€ I myself can’t get over it.

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  3. They are so cute, both of them, Shilpa! So glad you decided to get back to art again and oh, that nudge for Inktober is just what I needed. So much has happened since June that I’d completely forgotten about it. Would love to join in but not sure if I can. Still, keeping my options open…let’s see!
    But, you keep practising, Shilpa! I’m so looking forward to your art through all of October!
    Best wishes with the Challenge, my friend!


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  4. Wow the chimp is superb Shilpa. Waiting to see what else you sketch out – your shading work is very good. I remember your last years Inkoctober renderings and cant wait to see what you come up this year. All the best with it girl

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    1. Thank you so much, Shalz! I want to try my hand at making realistic sketches like the ones some artists make of stuff like bottles, glasses and all. Let’s see how I manage that! 😊


  5. Wow, these are so good! I wish I could make art like this, but I am terrible at sketching and painting, unless of course, you don’t mind abstract art. That I can kind of pull off πŸ™‚

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