*A quick pencil sketch of our dog Seth, in one of my hand-made sketchbooks. Then, in the Procreate app, I’ve added a little colour and a tiny bit more pencil. I also used the smudge tool.
As you can see in the original sketch below, not much is changed. I may draw more graphite pencil on it, and add some coloured pencil.
I like to use lots of line, and then whittle back into them to refine the drawing. I think it can add interest to leave some expressive linework visible, but sometimes I overdo the refining!
I’m quickly filling up my handmade sketchbooks. I particularly enjoy working in these very small sizes. I share more about them here.
I did a sketch from a photo I had taken of one our visiting Australian King Parrots. Though it’s not quite right….yet to be finished. It was perched on some twiggy part of a pot plant on the verandah, so I found the feet hard to see – that’s my excuse anyway. 🙂
Except for the very occasional quick squabble over the scattered seed, they all get on really well – impressive.
Due to the long awaited recent rain, we finally have green grass again!
This piece of concrete has been well used over the years: for small tricycles, skateboarding, as a cricket pitch, for basketball…
P.s Sadly, our other dog, Bob, died late last year. Seth is 17, getting plenty of attention – as always. (*Sadly, the following year, since writing this, Seth has also passed away. He was near on 18) and like us, slowly getting used to not having Bob around. He was 18 – a good long life; a much loved part of our family. You can see a drawing I did of Bob here.
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