Aug 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.


Dors said...

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


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.

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Wendy Mould said...

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