A Few Words About Drawing Rocky for Wordless Wednesday
Just before my mom was diagnosed with brain cancer, her dog Rocky passed away in his sleep. My mom really loved Rocky and wanted to have him memorialized with art. And not just art from anyone. She wanted me to draw him.
It really helps me to draw a dog if I have a great photo, and my mom had the perfect one of Rocky.
It took a few sketches to get the proportions of Rocky right.
I traced the sketch onto acid free pastel paper. As always, the first color I added was to the eyes and nose using pastel pencils.
The next part was coloring Rocky’s open mouth. This was actually far more difficult that I first thought it would be.
I’m almost done!
The final touches were adding Rocky’s whiskers (which is something I almost always forget) and adding texture to his long neck fur. This photo is actually a little dark compared to the original. Imagine the fur as white as in the previous image.
I was lucky enough to be able to complete this drawing while my mom was visiting me (which was just before I moved to Iowa). She was able to watch me draw and got to see me finish it. And I am proud to say that she absolutely loved it!
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