Drizzly Dog

10 May

3 people and dog

Sometimes I work from photographs because I find it’s useful to be able to do a more detailed analysis of the image than I’d normally be able to do when I’m drawing directly from life. It gives me the chance to concentrate on things like perspective, proportion, foreshortening, reflections and composition. When I’m working with someone in a formal situation, a life model or someone sitting for a portrait study, there’s plenty of time to get things right, but drawing en plein air is way too fast to scribble down anything other than the most basic details.

Now and again, I pop down to the local beach to take some photos for drawing practice. This was a typical Swansea winter day, grey, drizzly with lots of dog walkers. I used a graphite stick into my A5 hardbacked sketchbook.

6 Responses to “Drizzly Dog”

  1. inari May 18, 2015 at 22:40 #

    Lovely sketch

  2. kestrelart May 15, 2015 at 23:05 #

    Great expressive lines

  3. Leonie Andrews May 10, 2015 at 23:43 #

    I love the way the different weight of line conveys information in the drawing. Thanks.

    • Rosie Scribblah May 10, 2015 at 23:54 #

      Thank you. Graphite sticks are very versatile like that 🙂

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