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Shelby the Blue Heeler Commission – Finished

After filling in the last few details, thickening up her fur, finishing her collar and tags, and, of course, signing it, this drawing is now complete.

Shelby is a beautiful dog, and it was a pleasure to draw her.  With all of that thick, plush fur, the deep blacks of her face and spots, and the whiskers…this one kept me alert and focused.  It was a great dog to draw!

Shelby

– Measures 8×10 inches, drawn on Strathmore 500 series Bristol Plate paper.

– Drawn with Sakura Pigma Micron pens, ranging in size from 005 (primarily), 01, and a touch of 03.  Despite the darks needed for this drawing, I stuck with a very fine-tip pen as much as I could, so it wouldn’t look blocky or rushed.

Shelby WIP FINISHED - CR

A couple of close-ups.

Shelby crop - CR 1 Shelby crop - CR

And finally, here is a short video of the progress from start to finish.

Thank you for following along, for the likes, and for the comments.  The support is much appreciated! 🙂

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2015 in All Artwork, Pen and Ink, Videos

 

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Shelby the Blue Heeler Commission WIP 7

I’ve done quite a bit with this since I last posted. The fur around the neck and chest is thick and dense, and it’s been interesting trying to get the textures and values to work. She has muscular shoulders, so there is a lot of width to them. The collar is more in place, and the metal parts I’m saving for last, because they will be fun to do.  I’ve gone a little darker again with the mask on her face, and have added some more textures to her face as well. Not far from done now. 🙂

Shelby WIP 14 - CR

Thank you for looking.

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2015 in All Artwork, Pen and Ink

 

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Shelby the Blue Heeler Commission WIP 6

Hello readers,

I’ve done a fair amount of work on Shelby since my last post.  The areas that I’ve been working on seem a little less exciting than those facial features, so I thought I’d wait until there was more progress to share.  Since my last update, I’ve gone over the entire drawing and really made those darks pop, as this is the darkest coloring I’ve done on a dog.  I’ve thickened up the fur along the left side of her head, and am now working my way down her neck and shoulder.  All of these random chunks of fur feel very abstract…as I draw, I tend to feel like what I’m drawing looks nothing like fur, but in the end, it kind of pans out.  I got a start on her collar today, as well.  It’s coming along, and I’m enjoying this drawing very much.

Shelby WIP 12 CR Shelby WIP 13 CR

Thank you for looking. 🙂

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2015 in All Artwork, Pen and Ink

 

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Shelby the Blue Heeler Commission WIP 5

Shelby now has a nose.  I’d been avoiding the nose until more of the face was in place.  I keep a ruler at hand and have been frequently checking the angles to be sure the nose did not get drawn crooked.  I can breathe a little easier now that the nose is set in place.  She needed the nose…I am feeling happy with this drawing at this point.

Shelby WIP 10 - CR

Thanks for looking!

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2015 in All Artwork, Pen and Ink

 

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Shelby the Blue Heeler Commission WIP 2

It seems that I’ve gotten into the zone, so now I’m drawing instead of posting updates.  But that’s ok.  I’ll do a couple of update images in one post so things are all caught up here.

Shelby has such dark coloring, with a very black mask on her face, so I’m really pushing the darks deeply on this drawing.  It’s a lot of fun to get such darks right away.  I just got her eye into place this evening.  It seems like I work better if I work in the glow of the Christmas tree. 🙂

Shelby WIP 3 - Copy CR Shelby WIP 5 - Copy CR

Also, here is a close-up.

Shelby WIP 5 CR

I hope you like it.  Thank you for looking. 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2014 in All Artwork, Pen and Ink

 

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