A friend sent me a photo of her dog, Noah, and I had to draw him right away. The eyes of a dog are impossible to resist. You just melt into them! And as you know, I’m a sucker for eyes!
I’ve tried drawing this dog at least ten times with all different mediums: graphite, pen and colored pencil. This was done in either 2B or 4B graphite. The 3/4 view isn’t the easiest, but it’s the one I’m drawn to most, of all the photos she sent. This is the best attempt I’ve made so far with Noah, but I’m determined to keep trying until all of us (including Noah) are happy with it!
I’ve never used a blending stump before, but on this toothy mixed media paper, it made a huge difference. Something to remember for the future. This is also the first time I’ve spent over three hours on one drawing. It was so much fun, though, even so. Of all the animals I’ve tried, I enjoy drawing dogs the most. You can read so much from their eyes. It’s such a joy to draw them.
Happy Monday, and I hope your ears perk up when the paint and colored pencils start calling you later! Peace.