Friday, 25 May 2007

Chocolate Labrador Finished

Speeding towards the finish line of this one, the Chocolate Labrador is complete. This has taken approximately 25 hours to complete and will be added to my Puppy Collection.
Now onto the Black Labrador...

A bit of a leap of an update here. The face is now complete and I should be able to speed through the body to have this complete by the end of the day.

I like to set myself targets as to when a drawing should be finished. Many artists avoid this, believing that a drawing should take as long as it takes. I totally agree with this, but have got to the stage where I can gauge roughly how long a drawing will take before commencement - I then set a target slightly shorter than that time. This way, I am forced to spend more time drawing that I otherwise would.

This one should be done within 3 days of starting, which will give it about 25 hours (fairly standard for my Puppy Collection). When I have done these without targets, they have often taken a week - a lot of procrastinating goes on!

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Chocolate Labrador Puppy

Onwards with the Puppy Collection, I am adding the Labradors to the collection. Beginning with this Chocolate Lab, I have a Black Lab lined up. It's going to be a little tricky ensuring I capture the subtle differences between the two, especially depicting the difference in tone between the two in black and white.

Friday, 11 May 2007

Boxer Finished

The Boxer Puppy is finally finished.
This is a relatively small one at only 18x20cm.
The original is currently availably, as are Open Edition prints.

Thursday, 10 May 2007

Still Boxing

Yesterday's work. I have left the ear half complete to demostrate how I tackle short, light hair. You can see that I have begun by drawing in the separating lines of the hair. These lines follow the direction of hair growth, whilst maintaining a level of randomness.

From this point I will add some darker lines where the hair separates more and then add tone over the top.

You can see how much the lines make up the form of the subject as the ear already has a degree of form, even though it has no shading or tone as yet. I would hope to have most of the face finished by the end of the day.

Sunday, 6 May 2007

Boxer continued

Here is yesterday's work. I didn't get as much done as i should have, but the forehead is complete with all it's folds of skin. I will work down to the nose and it should be plain sailing form there on.

Friday, 4 May 2007

Straight onto the next one. This is the beginnings of a Boxer puppy.
Should be a fairly quick one this.

Thursday, 3 May 2007

Springer Spaniel Finished

Finally finished with this one. I have kept the background to just a light shadow on the ground - I want this to sit with my Puppy Collection and head studies, so didn't want any background to distract the viewer.

The finished piece is approx 21 x 30cm.

Onto a Boxer now.

Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Springer Spaniel

A bit of a leap with this one from the last update. I'm almost there, just the white of the chest and one more leg to go. I should have this finished by the end of the day.