For a long time now, whether it be in comics or cartoons, we have enjoyed transforming, to varying degrees, animals into humans. As it stands out from the norm, itís an enriching approach to drawing that you mustnít hesitate to play with.
Letís take a parrot, for example, and enjoy giving him different chosen expressions. Donít hesitate to repeat this exercise with other animals and varying expressions.
Also try to give hand-like movements to the wings.
This first example is rather easy and will teach you to know how to play with lines to model human expressions on animals. Then letís concentrate on the transformation of an animal, using an insect, to make the exercise more interesting.
First letís draw the spider ďnormallyĒ, to integrate its anatomy correctly.
Then, in the first instance, letís place its physical characteristics on a typical human model.
We have know created a synthetic creature that is still human in its general morphology, but spider-like in its detail. In my example, the spider-like aspect disappears because we have respected the number of human members, an option that you can play with, to have the desired effect.
Then letís draw a ďhumanisedĒ spider, that has a similar appearance to its animal shape. We can then see that anything is possible. Have fun mixing the anatomies of various animals with the human anatomy, using various methods to create diverse and varied creatures.
As in this last example, you can even play at creating ďcartoonĒ characters.