For the last couple of years I’ve been encouraged to doodle more by a good friend @colinshelbourn who is the one and only Radio Cartoonist. His book Drawing Cartoons has enabled me to move on from stick figures.

Every now and then I promise to upload a drawing, tonight’s challenge was to draw an elephant on a skateboard. This is the result. Meet Nelson the skateboarding elephant.

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Nelson the skateboarding elephant

I sketched Nelson out in blue pencil, first using stick outlines to get the pose and then using the box technique to create the body. Once it was as near as I wanted I outlined in black felt tip and rubbed out the blue (not very well I notice).

I’m quite proud of him.