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Friday, 18 March 2011

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, new drawing on the go.

Many reasons drew me to start this new piece, the "new in-between commission" piece (reference photo courtesy of the talented dog photographer Erin Vey): magical textures, contrasting shapes, radiating lines, strong composition, new breed territory (never drawn a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) and of course big round irresistible puppy eyes.
So far so good, yet have had to put the pencils down for a while as a new commission (sadly non-shareable) is now on the go.

Below: steps one and two down the road.
Many many more to come.
Technical detail: up to this point, all has been rendered using a 2B clutch.




p.s: these are the puppy eyes referred to in last week's post...never did get to pop the last "Happy Birthday balloon", it blew away from the balcony to a chorus of shrieks and woops of delight !

3 comments:

Wendy Mould said...

That little puppy looks so sweet already. You are right it is a great picture to work with. Have fun with it.

Liza Linette Yandam said...

This is lovely !
You've captured a King Charles Spaniel's curiosity in the eyes!

Natalie about Cavalier King Charles Spaniel said...

Great artwork. Do you use a live dog as an object when you try to draw them or you just copy it from somewhere? You're really talented. You were able to catch the dog's personality in your drawing.