Things we learn with pleasure, we never forget.
I'm using a pencil divided into eight equal parts, a putty rubber, a 2B pencil, some Edding Pens and an acid free drawing pad.
First of all I'm placing Jimbo somewhere safe and comfortable at eye level. Using the segmented pencil at arms length and looking through one eye, I can determine his dimensions.
Some people like to use their thumb instead.
Look for the basic shapes. He has a round head, round ears, square body, cylinder legs etc. Once you have his basic shape it is much easier to refine his contours.
After a while, you will be seeing the basic shapes in your mind and so you won't need to draw them.
Here I have inked over my best lines. Try to make your marks go in the same direction that the fur grows to give a natural looking soft line. Now erase all of the pencil lines.
Eyes are spherical, these I make with lots of tiny dots.
Drawing fur takes a little practice. Use a separate sheet of paper to practice on. Drag the pen along in random and erratic hit and miss motion. this rather like a pebble skipping across a pond. Obviously short lines make short fur and long lines make long fur.
This ball is moth eaten. Note that hair coming towards you appears shorter
Build up the shadows using a thicker pen and the same squiggly lines. Leave plenty of white paper for the highlights - it's easy to get carried away and over do it.
With a co-operative teddy and a little imagination, you can have lots of fun!!
"POOR TEDDY" Pen and Ink.
Pen and Ink