After a long span of time since my last post, I finally have some art to share here on my blog.
I am working on a new commission of a pretty Blue Heeler by the name of Shelby. She is friends with Buddy, whom I had the pleasure of drawing some time ago. This drawing had a bit of a bumpy start, as I had some trouble getting the graphite preliminary sketch to look correct (it’s still so-so), but today, I realized I have to stop second-guessing myself and just start with the ink already. What you’re seeing is the ear. Shelby’s face is mostly black, with some gray markings, so I really need to push the values on this drawing. I’m enjoying it very much.
This drawing is essentially a series with Buddy, so the crop and “feel” of the drawing will be very similar. This is 8×10 inches, and I’m using Strathmore 500 series Bristol Plate paper. It is amazing paper, by the way. So strong and smooth – perfect for applying a lot of ink (…or for erasing many mistakes… 😉 ). I’m using a different kind of pen this time, Sakura Pigma Micron Pens, which are a little inkier and slightly warmer in color than my usual Prismacolors. I like them for the most part, though the flow of ink can be a little intimidating for a detail freak like me. However, they work very well for Shelby, since she’s got such dark coloring.
I hope you will follow along with this WIP, and feel free to leave a comment if you wish. Thank you for looking. I hope you’re all having a good Christmas season. 🙂