Sketching William sketches of a scruffy hound - and sometimes I add a little orange terror called Hamish

The sketches....... often a quick pen outline ~ sometimes a photo and work from that.

I draw what he gets up to, no matter how the finished drawing looks. I hope you enjoy seeing them......ann

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Thursday, February 26

William in outline

I've been asked recently how I go about drawing 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.


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

  2. 16 lines=William. I am impressed!

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

  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.

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