Do you love to draw animals? Are you having a difficult time drawing dog fur? In this post, Drawing Realistic Dog Fur Techniques and Tips, I will provide some videos that will go over some of my techniques I have learned over the past forty years.
Drawing Realistic Dog Fur Techniques and Tips
My teaching style is different from most. I believe that there is no one way or “proper” way to create art. Instead, my goal is to help you find your unique voice and style by helping you to find what techniques what works best for you and your artistic style.
Your main objective is to develop a plan for each drawing. You want to be able to duplicate what you see as well as what is in your mind. You will learn that every drawing will be different and you will want to tackle each project accordingly. Even though every project will have its challenges, there will be some rules that will stay the same no matter what subject you draw. Learn from every drawing and strive to make each new project better than the previous one.
Here are some tips I have learned over the past forty years.
How to Darken Your Drawing Without Losing Detail
It can become difficult to darken areas of your drawing. The soft value changes are what will make your subject come to life.
In this video, I talk about how I add value to an area without losing the fine details I have already drawn.
How to Draw White Dog Fur
Many young artists have a difficult time drawing white or light dog fur. In this video, I will talk about how I go about drawing subjects that are light.
How to Draw Dark Fur Without Losing Detail
Even dark areas have value changes that you will have to focus on. In this video, I discuss how to create soft value changes with dark dog fur.
How to Draw Dog Fur Pulling Out Highlights
Pulling out highlights will help you to create a realistic dog drawing. In this video, I will talk about the techniques and supplies I use to take out highlights in my pet drawings.
Dog Drawing Adding Depth to the Fur
Value is what will create depth to your drawing. If all of the values art the same your drawing will be flat.
In this video, I will show you how to have your drawing pop off the drawing surface.
Dog Drawing Working on the Values of the Fur
This video continues with adding value to the fur.
I hope that you have got some helpful tips from these videos. I would love to hear from you. If you have any struggles write them in the comment section below. I will do my best to address every question.
Drawing Tools You Will Find in My Studio
- Tombow Graphite Pencils
- General’s Kimberly Graphite Drawing Pencils
- Mars Lumograph Drawing Pencil
- Caran D’ache Graphite
- Pentel GraphGear 500 Automatic Drafting Pencil 0.3 and 0.5
- Blick Studio Drawing Pencils
- Prismacolor Large Kneaded Eraser
- General’s Jumbo Kneaded Eraser
- Tombow Mono Zero Eraser, Round
- Tombow Mono Zero Eraser, Rectangle
- Factis Eraser Black
- Derwent Battery-Operated Eraser
Bristol board and Drawing Pads:
- Strathmore Series 400 Sketch Pads
- Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad
- Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper Pad
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Graphite Drawing by Dave Nevue