Tips on Drawing Penny Dog Portrait
This a Commissioned drawing of Penny that I was hired for. I will be posting some progress photos for you along with videos that go over some of the techniques that I am using for Penny.
This is the first progress photo. At this point I focused on drawing the contour of Penny and added the fur direction. After the that was finished I started adding values, working from dark to light. This is a 8 x 10 on Bristol Board. At this point I used a 2H graphite Pencil.
This video goes over the technique that I am using on Penny’s short fur.
At this point I added more value concentrating on the dark areas. You can start to see the contour of Penny’s face come alive. By concentrating on the where the light is coming from I was able to give the illusion of a realistic three-dimensional drawing. I have started using a HB and a 2B graphite pencil for the darker values.
This video shares my technique on adding soft value changes. Even the darkest dark areas have a subtle value change.
You can start to see Penny come to life in this video. Here I share how to draw fur that has dark and light values.
This is the last video going over cleaning the lines.
8 x 10 graphite drawing
Every dog drawing that I draw has a different technique that I have to use. This gives the unique character of the dog that I am drawing. Instead of showing you how to draw a generic dog I think that it will be more beneficial if I show you the different techniques that I have to use for different dogs.