Friday, January 11, 2013

Buster WIP 1

I started a new drawing tonight.  It's another dog drawing - I'm starting to really enjoy these.

This is Buster, he's a 6 year old white Boxer.   He looks intimidating because of his size but he's just a big bundle of love.   He's a cookie thief and loves massages.  The worse thing he may do to someone is lick them like crazy or try to get up and sit on their laps.   There's nothing funnier than seeing this big ole dog sitting on someone's lap. 

This drawing is 11 x 14 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper.  I used a 0.5mm mechanical pencil with a 2B lead for the line drawing.  My line drawing is the "ugly" phase of my process.  The lines are loosely drawn and doesn't look like much at this point.  I use my line drawing for mapping purposes only.  It's the foundation of my portrait.  Once I have all of the features measured out and placed where I want them, I can start to build tone and texture and hopefully bring my subject to life on paper.

I'll be posting my work in progress images as I go along.  More to come soon so stay tuned!!!

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