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Scruffy Dog

by Lisa
(Staffordshire)

Scruffy Dog

Scruffy Dog

As I said in my last upload called Portrait of My Horse, I am very passionate about animals and I enjoy nothing more than sitting down with a pencil and seeing what I can create.

Since my last upload I have purchased some of the recommended drawing ebooks on this site and have had some fun experimenting with them.

Scruffy Dog is a drawing that I am particularly proud of as it combines the features of two of my own dogs. I took the original idea from a picture that I came across in one of the ebooks, and just made one or two adjustments.

The dogs outline was drawn using a standard HB pencil, and the shading was created using very light strokes of a soft 2B pencil, which were then blended together using the side of my thumb.

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

***Note from Kerry:
Lisa, it's such a pleasure to see your drawings and watch you grow as an artist. I can see your style emerging and I think you are doing just great.

You could try using a tissue or a cotton tip for blending. Our skin contains oil and it could stain your paper with time. It would be a shame to see your work get ruined.

Good job! I can't wait to see your next adventure. Thanks for sharing, Lisa.

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Border Collie

by Leah
(USA)

Border Collie

Border Collie

This is also a picture I found online. She took a lot of time with the wavy hair and her eyes were really hard. But she was such a beautiful dog I had to try and draw her, the site I found it on said her name was Sophie.

I used mainly an HB pencil for the shading and a 6B pencil for the detail work like her nose.

***Note from Kerry:
Gee Leah, she's beautiful. You've done a lovely drawing of Sophie. Her owner would love this!

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Beagle

by Leah
(USA)

Beagle

Beagle

This is just another picture I found online, I used an HB pencil and shading tortillions.

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Leah, you have really moved along since your first animal drawing. Looks like you have discovered how wonderful they are to draw and view. Good job.

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Puppy

by Tess
(Guernsey, WY USA)

Puppy

Puppy

I drew this puppy after my students and I spent a week working at an animal sanctuary. The people who ran it were amazing, but they paled in comparison to the animals. Talk about forgiveness and living in the moment!

Once again, this is just mechanical pencils (5 & 7 leads), my blending stumps and erasers.

***Note from Kerry:
Again, well done with the drawing, Tess. He's so cute and adorable!

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Weimaraner

by Leah
(USA)

Weimaraner

Weimaraner

I love these dogs, they are beautiful.

It's really light because they have a silvery grey fur and eyes that blend in.

The collar was actually red but I only had blue, it didn't turn out very well, I have never practiced collars.

This took me about four days to finish. Anyways, so after four times of trying I finally got it up!!!! Yay, I think i'm gonna celebrate!

***Note from Kerry:
Leah, it is fine, you are too harsh a judge on yourself. Step back and look at the fantastic drawing that you produced!

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English Bulldog

by Leah
(USA)

English Bulldog

English Bulldog

My sister saw my drawings and asked me to draw her a picture of an English Bulldog. So, she sent me a picture and I drew it for her.

She and her husband are considering getting one.

***Note from Kerry:
I am sure your sister will LOVE this drawing. It is fantastic, well done Leah!

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Great Dane

by Leah
(USA)

Great Dane

Great Dane

This is the first pic I have tried of a body of a dog. I chose a great dane because they have short hair and I have drawn the face before. I ran out of room at the bottom so I couldn't draw the feet.

***Note from Kerry:
Gee Leah, you really are making great progress with your drawings. Your light and shade looks good here.

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Lovely friend

by Jana Esther
(Prague)

Lovely friend

Lovely friend

I was learning to draw pictures by transforming them from photos.

I love dogs and when I found this beautiful one on the net I could not resist and had to draw it.

***Note from Kerry:
Your work is lovely Jana. He's adorable.

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Saint Bernard

by Leah
(USA)

Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard

I love big dogs and I think Saint Bernards are beautiful. I drew this picture off the internet.

Side view is easiest on animals I have found and this was one of my first drawings. I got the ear too small but at least you can tell what it is, at least I can.

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Leah, if his ear is too small, I didn't notice it! I think it's a good drawing!

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Max

by Leah
(USA)

Max

Max

This is my brother's dog, Max, he died May, 2009.

He was a family dog at first, but he loved my brother,CJ, and so pretty much became his.

I drew this for CJ for a gift. Max was a mutt, part Lab, part german shepherd. But he was a great dog, he hated cigarettes and would bite the heads off of them and stomp them out. He got hit by a car a couple years ago in our neighbors driveway and so he had a bad hip that got worse in the winter, he was 13 and one day just laid down on our neighborhood street and couldn't stand up, so we had to have him put down. We all miss him.

***Note from Kerry:
Leah, you have done a beautiful drawing of Max and I am sure your brother will treasure this. You have a terrific collection of great drawings.

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Irish Setter

by Leah
(USA)

Irish Setter

Irish Setter

This didnt turn out exactly as I hoped but it was fun to try it.

I used an hb pencil for most of it, a 6b for the dark areas and a kneadable eraser.

***Note from Kerry:
I think he's great, Leah, good work.

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Long-haired Daschund

by Leah
(USA)

Long-haired Daschund

Long-haired Daschund

There isn't really a story behind this one, it's just another picture I drew off the internet.

I love drawing long hair on dogs, its hard but fun.

***Note from Kerry:
Leah, you have captured the expression in his eyes perfectly - I'd have to adopt him if I saw him!

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German Shepherd

by Leah
(USA)

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

This drawing was fun, the back leg was the hardest part, it never seemed to look right.

I used a 2b pencil and then a 8b over top for the dark hair and shading tortillons.

***Note from Kerry:
Gee Leah, you have done a brill job. Isn't he gorgeous?

I am proud of you!

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Siberian Husky

by Leah
(USA)

Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

The angle was difficult and I made the eyes too far apart which made the angle look funny.

I have never used colored pencil before but I had to keep the huskies beautiful eyes.

***Note from Kerry:
Leah, you've done the right thing by leaving the drawing as is. It's better for you to try again rather than ruin this one.

I am sure this drawing will have a lot of admirers. It's not a glaring mistake because I think he is looking right at me. Well done!

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First Dog

by k.j.chilton
(heysham,lancashire,uk)

My First Dog

My First Dog

The more I try different things the more I am enjoying myself. I'm no great artist, I know, but after three months of taking it up, I just wish I had started 50 years ago. The pleasure one gets from trying out things with a pencil is so rewarding, no matter whether the outcome is good or indifferent.

***Note from Kerry:
I'm the same, Ken. I wish I had started drawing a long time ago. That's why I started this site, to encourage everyone to start drawing now! I don't want anyone to experience that regret. It's wonderful that you are having such a lovely time. Thanks for sending in your drawings, I am enjoying watching your progress.

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Rottweiler

by Leah
(USA)

Rottweiler

Rottweiler

I drew this picture while we were camping, I couldn't get it to look like it had brown, and black. I used 6b and 3b pencils.

***Note from Kerry:
Leah I think you've done a terrific job with this drawing, you are very good and I love that you are sharing them all here with us, thank you.

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Shadow

by Jana Esther
(Prague, Czech Republic)

Shadow

Shadow

I love dogs very much and that was the main reason why I have chosen to draw this beautiful dalmation.

It is from the drawing lessons made by Brenda Hoddinott.

She too loves animals and Shadow is one of her dogs, I believe.

I have no idea how long it took me to draw it but I truly have enjoyed working on it.

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Jana, you have done a really good job on this dog. He's beautiful.

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