Oct 19, 2006

Standard Poodle - stage 1

This is Sadie, a standard poodle. I'll often be calling her Mercedes, as that is her full name, and I also had drawn a Sadie earlier this year (golden retriever). She is owned by a friend of the family, and is for the husband for Christmas. I actually know Sadie and she's a really nice, friendly dog.

I'm drawing her in pencil on 8x10 110lb acid free white paper. The eye looks a little funny because I started it, then wasn't happy, so I erased some of it. Being a black dog, and quite hairy, it's really hard to see her eye in the picture. I'm going to try and exagerate it a bit more in the drawing so it doesn't look funny. Here she is:


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful dog!!! I can't wait to see how you handle her curly fur. Heather, you are so talented and I think it shows in each of your drawings that you have an affinity with your subjects. A.

Heather said...

Thank you A. I'm glad you like her. The curly hair is not quite as difficult as I had originally expected. I will post an update again soon.

Anonymous said...

I think she is looking great!!!! I lost the use of a computer for a while so now that I am back on-line I am very surprised how far you are in theis portrait. I can't wait to see the finished product. A