I was reading Rachel Mankowitz’s blog post the other day and was immediately struck by a terrific closeup shot of her adorable little dog, Butterfly. I just had to try drawing her.
I usually start with a preliminary sketch, but I was enjoying the subject and the sketching (and that Polychromos colored pencil) so much that I started adding more detail than I normally would. Then I realized there was a bit of an issue with the placement of one of the features, and decided to end the preliminary sketch. This dog is so sweet, though, that I just had to share it. I hope to try a more complete sketch of this sweetie sometime soon. Thanks for sharing, Rachel! It’s clear you really love your dogs and you take wonderful photos of them. I hope you got a smile from this!
And I hope you did, too! It’s a great feeling to be sketching faces this year. I do believe I could do this every day and never tire of it! I hope your Tuesday brings you wags, woofs and laughter. Peace.