A break from my bench view sketches but I’m pretty pleased with the dog sketches I did this year. This post isn’t about dogs which draw but about how I love drawing/sketching dogs..
In the past year I found a skill I never realised I had. One dog (above) got a bit impatient with me as I was practicing my craft… For last years AtoZ challenge I did larger sketches and when we had open studios shortly after the AtoZ challenge I sketched my friends dog (pic below). Little did I realise how quick I’d manage to sketch her. She was a very good subject mainly due to one of her family eating while she watched on. I sketched as quick as I could so she didn’t have to wait too long for her treat.
I love drawing dogs with floppy ears and shaggy coats. The pencil sketches take about 5 minutes then I work on the colour and final lines later and don’t need the dogs to pose at that point.
These pictures make me smile when I remember the events and how much I loved drawing the dogs.
My AtoZ Blogging Challenge is all about sketches I’ve done this past year and some benches I’ve met along the way. Most but not all of the sketches were done from benches during my walk to work and around town where I shop.
If you’ve enjoyed reading this post why not see what others are doing too during 2015 AtoZ Blogging Challenge.
More beautiful sketches, I love doggies!
Thanks Evalina. I agree completely!
I’m a huge animal lover, so I find this very amazing. 🙂
Thanks. Mammals are usually pretty hard for me to draw but give me a nice dog with floppy ears and shaggy hair and I seem to manage to create something I’m proud of.
These are so cute – I love dogs, but have no idea to draw them 🙂
Thanks Claire. With these I start with an eye and build the rest from there.
Love Poppy but the others are great too-more…please!
Thanks Charron. I agree, I should sketch more dogs.
They are simplistic yet really nice!
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I’m not one to spend a lot of time on something as I usually get the effect I’m after with fewer, quicker, lines.
Glad you think they’re really nice. You know, I think I agree with you.
I love those sketches, especially the last one (which really looks a lot like a friend’s dog). Looking forward to seeing more of your art. 🙂
Thanks for popping by. Most of my sketches have already been done but there’s a few yet to do for the AtoZ and I’m looking forward to seeing those too.
Those are so good! I love the first one. 🙂
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Thanks for popping by Chrys, glad you like them and huge thanks for all the work you do.
Loving the sketches and it’s always nice to meet a fellow Brit during the Challenge 🙂 Will be a follower so I can see more about Peterborough. Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace
Thanks. I’m never sure where people are from unless it’s obvious in their blogs. There’s Pboro’s all over the world but yes I’m from the one in Britain. It probably has the most benches..
Delightful! I can’t even do stick figures well. a to z
We all start somewhere. Drawing needs practice. I also think it needs the drawer to not really worry too much about what they’re doing. The practice will create the drawing for you and you’ll see changes in your mood and lots of other things is you make it a regular activity. Less than 5 mins a day works wonders.
Wonderful! Have you ever illustrated a children’s book?
Glad you like them. As for illustrating a childrens book, not yet but there’s a few ideas in the ether. Children do like my sketches.