Drawing of a dog in ballpoint pen

Drawing of a dog in ballpoint penToday’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.

thomas-dalsgaard-clausen-2015-05-24b drawing of a birch tree in ballpoint penthomas-dalsgaard-clausen-2015-05-24c drawing of a tree in ballpoint penthomas-dalsgaard-clausen-2015-05-24d drawing of a tree in ballpoint penthomas-dalsgaard-clausen-2015-05-24e drawing of a tree in ballpoint penthomas-dalsgaard-clausen-2015-05-24f drawing of a tree in ballpoint penthomas-dalsgaard-clausen-2015-05-24g drawing of a tree in ballpoint penthomas-dalsgaard-clausen-2015-05-24h drawing of a tree in ballpoint penthomas-dalsgaard-clausen-2015-05-24i drawing of a tree in ballpoint pen

And that makes for my 507th and 508th drawing!


12 thoughts on “Drawing of a dog in ballpoint pen”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 πŸ™‚ 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!

    • Lol ! Thanks πŸ™‚ 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


Leave a Comment