Today’s drawing is this quick sketch of a dog, that a follower requested on twitter ! The requests are really going crazy these days, and with more of more entries in the draw, I have to say that I’ll not be able to draw them all. In a month’s time I’ll be having much more time on my hands, though, so perhaps I’ll be doing some more when that time comes.
The sketch above was really quick, but i must say that I’m really happy with how it turned out!
Yesterday I also drew a handful of tree-sketches. I think that trees are extremely hard to draw. Perhaps it’s just a lack of experience. They’re all pretty quick and low effort, so I’m going to count the group as “one” drawing.
And that makes for my 507th and 508th drawing!
#DrawMyPet Dog sketch request from @tamarrea87 ! Opinions? Read more at http://t.co/Q4K8K1wEdQ pic.twitter.com/ltDkl82QeO
— Thomas Clausen (@onedrawingdaily) May 25, 2015
12 thoughts on “Drawing of a dog in ballpoint pen”
I continue to enjoy your sketches. You are getting so much life into these! I am crazy about your tree drawing–the fourth one down. Trees are so hard but these are really good and the simplicity helps.
Thanks a lot! Yes they ARE really hard!
The dog drawing is fantastic. There’s real soul in the face and you’ve handled the perspective perfectly. I also find trees (or realistic ones at least) hard to draw but I think your sketches are really pleasing.
Thanks a lot 🙂
That’s a great drawing. The dog is making us sleepy. 🙂
Haha, me too! Thanks 🙂
I have trouble with trees too, but I think these are really good. You’ve got the essence, without getting lost in the details (my problem).
Thanks 🙂 it’s something I’d have to work on some more I think
The dog drawing is a good “capture” in few lines…..I agree about trees – they’re tough because of the color gradation in the leaves……. my biggest challenge when learning oil painting was doing clouds – for a similar reason…the subtle color changes.
Thanks 🙂 yeah.. some things you can just learn by by looking at it and copying, but things like trees, clouds or haystacks you sort of need to “translate” into some sort of abstraction… it’s not easy!
Love these (but you’re still killing me with the ink drawings…seriously, ink? What are you, some kind of magic wizard?). 🙂
Lol ! Thanks 🙂 it’s actually not as intimidating as one might think. You just need to draw very lightly in the beginning where you would normally have used and eraser, then go crazy with the pen where it needs it