Sunday, February 19, 2012

Title:  Yes I think I'm Sexy and I Know It
Size:  14"x17"
Media:  Colored Pencil on Bistol Board

Thanks to Rosalind Amovin for the reference photo.*s0OZ9CSQNJmO8G1Q/028.JPG
Rosalind says Rosco is her sister's dog and he is always up to something, here he actually has a rock in his mouth that he wouldn't let go off.  I just thought he was so homely he was darling and a perfect way for me to continue working on my fur techniques.   Still got a ways to go however, doesn't look so bad in the photo but in person you wan see the individual hairs and want to get to giving the illusion without the look at just marks, so it's back to the practice board.  But he is a nice addition to my dog portfolio.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Size 9"x12"
Media: Colored Pencils on Watercolor board
Title:  Dots
Reference Photo: Harold Hopkinson*pj9myON6gKIOzk0Ff*rFg-AtpFqQ0bu78YIu11jBgqFrenRuZhwXDXK4OG2S8QjBHh9WxzGE3Jj*8mlOdvPwXP/20110911_123.JPG
Size 9"x12"
Media: Graphite on Watercolor board
Title:  Dog drawing
I have been trying to work on my techniques for drawing hair and then work from just graphite into color renditions.  So here are my finished dogs drawn over the last two weeks.  My thanks to Harold Hopkinson for his photo of three Dalmatians.  You can check my workshop site to see some of the in-progress photos. 
Am going to continue to work on my hair techniques with another dog breed and in colored pencil.  If that turns out well then I'll try to move into pastel or acrylic.