This is 11 x 14 Canson Bristol Smooth paper (the paper is actually two side, smooth on one side and more of a vellum surface on the other - for this I'm using the smooth side). The line drawing was used with a 0.5 mechanical pencil with a 2B lead.
I call this phase of my drawing process the "ugly" phase because my line drawing looks, well; ugly. The lines were quickly laid down and looks like a 2 year old could have done a better job. I use my line drawing for placement of features only, sort of like a map. I just want to block everything in and get the shape of Bella's head down on paper. Once I have everything mapped out and placed where I want them, I can now start to add texture, tone, and depth to Bella to hopefully bring her to life on paper.
I will be blogging my process from start to finish. This is only the second time I am drawing a dog so this should be interesting. I hope you enjoy watching.
|Bella WIP 1|
|reference photo (color)|
|reference photo in grayscale|