Thursday, 13 January 2011

Divine Recline

Well, to begin with I was pleased with this gorgeous greyhound because to begin with I managed to get the body shape half right. But after I'd done the eyes and hadn't captured them properly, I went off this drawing. And what's with the atrophied shoulder??? I know I'm hard on myself with my drawings, but I'll never get better if I don't see the mistakes.

The main thing I'm happy with is the ears. Love those floppy ears, so sweet. And I'm happy with the way I captured him languorously reclining on the sofa. The patch on his bottom is bad shading, where it should be showing darker fur. I work hard on a drawing and then give up when it's not going right.

I recently discovered some amazing art work by Cecil Aldin, a British artist and illustrator best known for his paintings and sketches of animals, sports and rural life.. He draws dogs really well, I love his work. Would love to get nearly as good as him.

Thanks for stopping by. Check by now and again to see if I improve any time soon :) xx

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Charlie me darlin

Okay, I've been slacking ... ha ha, I know I said I'd post this picture yesterday. But instead other things cropped up and I totally forgot.

Well, this is Charlie (I'm sure it's Charlie but it might be Jack). I'm going to re-draw this picture because I struggled like crazy with his nose. First I got the length right but the angle completely wrong. When I re-drew it I straightened his nose and then shortened it. Poor dog!

I'll do it again and hopefully get it right. Meanwhile I've been working on another drawing of one of these beautiful greyhounds and I'm hoping to put that up over the next couple of days.

I'm gonna have to draw a picture of a cat soon because Miss Miaowski is having her nose put out of joint by all these doggie pictures!

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by ....

Monday, 10 January 2011

Shelby, Jack and Charlie

Happy New Year!!! OMG this is my first post in ages and for the new year.

Well I don't know where time flies. But I have been having a good time even though I haven't been doing a lot craft or art work.

These three gorgeous greyhounds belong to my cousin Kyle and his wife Lynn. I hope I've got their names in the right order, Shelby Jack and Charlie. I know I haven't done them justice. In fairness, my printer isn't brilliant and when I printed this picture out I couldn't really see the details in their eyes. And it's their eyes that show their true personality. It's the one thing I really try to draw correctly but didn't quite manage it. Actually the more I look at my drawings the more faults I find so maybe I should just stop looking and practice more!

Here are the beauties ....
Tomorrow I'm going to put up a picture of Charlie I drew before Christmas. Only his nose isn't quite right and it's something I've had a problem with. But before I can re-draw it I'll show the first attempt anyway... gotta have something to show on this blog otherwise it looks like I've been slacking, :)

Have a lovely Monday and thank you for stopping by ....