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This blog is here, so I may as well use it to display the art pieces I create. More than four years after I started, my main medium is still graphite and colored pencil, but I am also now experimenting with watercolor paints. Such pieces as I deem worthy will be displayed here, however, after posting the few back-dated pieces, my postings may not be too regular. I've been known to destroy unfinished pieces I do not like or to just not finish those pieces and move on to something else.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Drawing A Dog

In Progress Sketch
Dog sketch
The dog is from Drawspace lesson B08 - Seeing Shapes in a Photo of a Dog's Head.

This scan still isn't as clean as I would like (lots of black spots were removed in PSP that are NOT on my sketch).... Guess that means it's time to clean the scanner glass again. :(  Otherwise, I'm happy with this sketch - as far as it goes.  I plan to develop the subject a bit more and transfer the drawing to watercolor paper to add color.  Right now, it's just in my cheap sketchbook that I got from Office Depot.  The paper is 9 inches square, 45lb., acid free with a small amount of texture to it.  Very pleasant to work with - takes the eraser better than some of the more expensive papers? - Go figure. Sketch pad has brand name of FORAY on it - the capital letters are theirs, not mine. Paper is white but my scanner wanted to read it as grey.  I had to play with brighness and contrast to get the scan to resemble my sketch... and now it does - except the lines I drew aren't quite as dark as they appear on the scanned copy... and, of course, I may not have removed all the extraneous black spots.