My drawing blog: Black Dogs After Midnight

29 Jul


A weird thing happened after Husb and I visited some friends the other night.  As we drove home in the dark,  three large black dogs suddenly loomed on the road in front of the car. Husb managed to brake in time and the dogs disappeared as quickly as they had appeared. It was a shock! It’s rare to see a dog out on its own these days, let alone three. They were big and looked well cared for. We both immediately thought of the Hounds of the Baskervilles.

I don’t usually draw dogs or night time scenes so I’ve been playing with mark-making to try to convey the darkness and suddeness of the incident. I’ve used a solid graphite pencil, 8B, for most of it, with a touch of vermillion ink. The dogs’ eyes looked orangey in the street lights.

It was over suddenly, we have no idea what happened to them or why they were roaming at that late hour.

11 Responses to “My drawing blog: Black Dogs After Midnight”

  1. spoiledrecliner August 1, 2013 at 09:53 #

    Reblogged this on Spoiledrecliner and commented:
    proof positive that dogs are evil and would rip your face off as soon as look at you.

  2. paperstew July 30, 2013 at 15:18 #

    All you needed was a good dose of fog… or maybe it’s a sign you need to draw more dogs! ha ha ha! 🙂

  3. notes to the milkman July 30, 2013 at 09:59 #

    If it had been last week when there was a full moon …..

  4. this is lemonade July 29, 2013 at 19:34 #

    Wow sounds a chilling indeed! Perhaps their owner was just on the other side of the road but you didn’t see him/her? I’m guessing it wasn’t in town or the road would have been well lit? Glad you were both ok!
    The drawing is very Hound of the Baskervilles. Love the lines and the orange-red eyes. Very atmospheric.

  5. edenfre July 29, 2013 at 19:01 #

    Sounds like the beginning of a horror movie. You should be happy you survived :p Love the drawing!

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