Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Upon request...........I have tried doing a front view of one of my two little dogs - This time Yorshi is my model who is a Yorki-Shih tzu mix. 

I haven't had much success in the past (I've tried several times) because of the ragga-muffin look of the fur.  Yorshi's fur is wiry and thick whereas Miya's is soft and fine.  Both quite a challenge for me as I'm not real sure of what I'm doing with regards to the fur direction (one of my weak areas).

With this attempt I think I came closer.  Definitely not ready to attempt this in watercolor (maybe next year) :-D

Used a Light Wash (HB) Derwent Sketching pencil for this in my Hand-book sketchbook.


Spiritartartist said...

I think you did a terrific job Susan. Thanks for the front view! What a little cutie!

Susan Bronsak said...

Thanks Sandy. This one doesn't like being photographed. Normally she closes her eyes, looks down or turns away. I managed to get this look by mentioning the word "cookie". She perks right up...lol

I'd love to be able to watercolor sketch my dogs but regardless of how to books I study, I still have problems. I can never find an example with this breed or similar to even attempt. I'm truly lost with depicting the fur without going over-board.

I keep looking though :-)

Spiritartartist said...

I think the key is - Less is More. However, this sketch really is adorable. (Try squinting more.)

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