“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” ~Johnny Depp
I couldn’t come up with what to draw for D, no matter how hard I tried. Not that obscure of a letter, but just drew a blank. My daughter suggested dog, and even provided a photo of her friend’s dog, and what a beautiful subject.
So I’m happy to report I’ve drawn my first dog! Keep in mind this is a 3×5″ sketchbook, so it’s probably a lot smaller than you might imagine.
Yes, it needs lots of work, but it took me forty minutes as is, and that’s the longest time I’ve spent on a sketch yet. This was a joy to do with a yellow ochre Polychromos pencil. I could have shaded forever. Literally, I could have added tons of detail and it’d have been a joy all the way through because the short hair really made this much easier than drawing my cat.
So, to all you dog (and cat and bird, heck nature) lovers out there, I would love to take a look at your photos with an eye to drawing and/or painting them. Feel free to send to createarteveryday@gmail(dot)com. The closer the shot, the better. I’m so inspired by the photography blogs I’ve seen since starting this art journey.
Thanks for checking in with me, and tune in tomorrow to see what I conjure up for the letter E. 🙂