In Progress SketchThe 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.