One of my clients gave me a wonderful Christmas gift, and she’s a good woman going through a lot of challenges. I didn’t expect anything from her, let alone everything she gave.
So, I asked her to text me a picture of her pooch. She had talked about him before, especially mentioning he was getting old enough he can’t handle walks anymore. I thought it would be a great thank you to draw a picture of him. So this is just me posting start to finish of the drawing.
The image she sent:
My drawing progression:
I just have to trim it down to the frame I have, and then the gift is complete. It was done on 9×12 paper, and my frame is 8×10, that’s why it’s off-set.
Specs: charcoal, graphite, and white pastel pencil on 9×12 Strathmore Bristol paper.
May you have good creative moments to end a crazy year and start a new one. May you find peace in your experience.
My inspiration image, took me forever to decide on. There were so many to choose from, but I wanted women’s hair with a view from the rear angle and there were far fewer that fit the bill. I was going for wispy hair, and no truly wispy hair was at the angle I wanted.
Also, since I am sticking to ink for InkTober I wanted to go more illustrative for this one. I chose to use a sharpie fine point pen, and again the smoothe side of Strathmore cold press watercolor paper. Also on my salvaged approximately 4×4 bundle.
Final product below. Sorry I forgot to do stages at all. Sometimes I get so focused I forget everything else. Plus this one went much faster than the beta fish.
May you have ample creative moments. May you have fun with ink. May you enjoy your art. May you have a wonderful blessed October.