Monday, August 17, 2009

My Jack Russells



Well they are not really my dogs, they belong to my cousin but I must admit I have really enjoyed drawing them. I took lots of reference pictures with us on our trip and worked on them during the quiet times of the day. We had quite a heat wave while we were there so they proved to be a great distraction from that. I thought it would be easy to 'whip off' a few pictures but I was in for a surprise. Working on the smaller pieces can be very slow, especially around the face; one tiny mark can really make a major change. Also, white dogs are harder to draw then I thought, I didn't want to use backgrounds all the time so it was a real learning curve to find ways to draw a white dog on white paper. The other thing I played with was a spot of color. I know for you colored pencil artists that is not a big deal but I have limited experience with colored pencils. I was particularly pleased with Look at Me as that bit of color for his collar works really well.




4 comments:

Dors said...

Wonderful job on all three dogs... Well done Wendy. Love them all.

Hugs
Dors

Wendy Mould said...

Thanks Dors, I thought that you would enjoy the pictures as I know you like drawing dogs as well. Have a great day.

Artpencil Radisch said...

cute!

Wendy Mould said...

Thank you Radisch, I am glad you enjoyed my work.