11" x 14" pastel on Strathmore paper | sold
She was the first canine model I drew solely from photographs...I hadn't met her. I know to draw what I see - not what I think I see, but realized that I really missed that part of the process, the introduction.
Cali was quite fun to draw...after hours of studying this face how could you not be happy?
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tru wanted to play Sunday morning, but I wanted to get going in the studio. While working on some sketches for a commission, he surfaced in the drawing shown above. May I have another serving of guilt please?
Focus...better measurements for the next few sketches...there she is! More tomorrow.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
9" x 11" pastel on bristol
One shouldn't use bristol with pastels...and I was reminded of this while drawing Sugar. Though the paper has a matte surface, there's not enough tooth to hold the powdery pigment. Similar to how a chalkboard receives the chalk yet, just as easily, allows you to smear the powder about. yeah.
Given all that, I felt compelled to finish. Even though this isn't the final pose, it was fun to draw her in the garden. More soon.