A few weeks ago, I drew John Grey's dogs William and George. If you don't already follow his blog, you should - disasterfilm.blogspot.co.uk. They were great subjects and, yes, here's one of those progression of a drawing posts. William first..........a more suitable candidate for pencil than pen.
When I started, I felt like I was drawing a teddy but he gradually came to life.
Eye first, as usual
That little black nose with a tiny bit of light shining on it.
William's coat is curly so many squiggles were required.
Wrist hurting from squiggles, a break for the tail.
Lots more squiggles - sorry -maybe I should be more technical in my description, but I don't really think about it when I draw; squiggles work for William.
Filling in and defining the shadows.
Finished squiggles and more definition.
A bit of colour....
.....and background for the finished drawing.
George next - a perfect candidate for my pen. Snippet-like so I don't think I could have done him in pencil in the same way as I've never captured Snippet that way. He was considerably quicker to do, more sketch-like and consequently I forgot to take many pictures.
Eye and ears.
The face begins to appear.
Red of the collar and his lovely scruffy coat.
Still no luck on the friend for Snippet front. Looking at William makes me hanker after a Welsh Terrier but there aren't any around here. We either have to get a young dog SOON or wait until we've been away in August and then get a puppy. We made the mistake of getting Snippet in late October and I spent the whole of November standing in the rain saying "have a wee" every half hour. It worked but I would really prefer to do that in more clement conditions.
Until next time, here are the scans of the finished articles again. Thanks for the great models John.