I stumbled across a blog called CocoaBean Adventures, where I found a photo of this wonderfully silly dog (Called Coco)
Cocoa’s owner didn’t request a free sketch – I did this out of my own initiative, because I once did a lot of sketches for cat/dog bloggers and had a lot of fun doing so, so I’m hoping that I could get some more requests from bloggers again!
I used to think that there were no such thing as “x being harder to draw than y” – It’s all just a question of “copying” textures, lines and shades down on paper after all. But after drawing hundreds of cats and dogs, I think that I’ve changed my mind on that one! Dogs are more difficult to get right for some reason. I think it’s do to their long noses that somehow forces the portraitist to work with perspective lines! It’s quite funny when you think of it. Anyway – getting an angle wrong on a dogs nose is much more visible than getting it wrong on a cat’s more compact facial features. That being said, I love drawing dogs. Especially in weird poses like Cocoa here!
This was my….
741th sketch since 9th September 2014.