About Sketching William.......

About these sketches....I have various techniques for capturing William. Apart from quick pen outlines to remind me of his pose, I will take a photo and work from that. When he stands still long enough, I'll do a complete sketch en plein air ~ All the drawings are things he has done and been up to, good or naughty, all forming a permanent reminder of those little things in life that makes having him so worthwhile. I admit not all the drawings are complete or perfect in any way, but when I originally set out to capture him, I decided they would be fun and to get too hung up on perfection would take away that fun. I hope you enjoy seeing them......ann
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26 Feb 2015

William in outline

I've been asked recently how I go about drawing William...so today he is happy for me to show you
him in basic Outline.   I got him to Stand and wait for me to do this basic sketch...he got a biscuit, that was the bribe, lol.

This is in Pen so you can see it clearly, 
but keep in mind I actually start them in Pencil.
Once the outline is done I then go over
with looser pencil marks for his coat,
 then in Ink. 
I like to use a Lamy Vista (my favoured choice at the moment)
then with a brush of clear water I move the ink around which
colours in his body.




6 comments:

  1. Love the simplicity of the sketch. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. 16 lines=William. I am impressed!

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    1. I never thought of him as 16 lines, lol :-)

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  3. fascinating!
    what amazes me always are the 'expressions' you get. with such beautifully simple lines. i love simplicity in all things anyway.
    but i can SEE him thinking!
    or feel his happiness and excitement ...
    or his sadness ... when dad or hamish go away ... and i could go on and on! i love your work.

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    1. Thanks so much Tammy....he makes drawing fun :-)

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