Understanding what's going on beneath the surface is not always obvious, so Gary does demonstration drawings of the skeleton and the surface features.
Page Museum, where they can sketch from articulated skeletons of animals that fell into the nearby La Brea Tar Pits.
His knowledge of animals is extensive, and his demos cover sea creatures and invertebrates.
For students wishing to get jobs in animation or illustration, having a deep knowledge of animal drawing is extremely valuable, and a good way to set your portfolio apart from the competition.
Here's a video of Gary's animal drawing in action.
Because of the logistics of bringing in live animals, or bringing students on field trips, there aren't many schools who can offer such a thorough study of animals as Otis does, and there aren't many teachers like Gary.
|James Gurney visits Gary Geraths (center) and Bill Eckert at Otis in 2010|
Gary has written a book on Drawing Animals, which you can get from Amazon
or you can contact him directly for a copy