Posts Tagged ‘artwork’

Thunder Artwork in Progress

July 27, 2013

I have finally finished drawing Thunder from 2BrownDawgs.com. I started this project months ago! I could give you all kinds of reasons why it took so long, but I don’t want to bore you. So let’s just get to the good stuff. I drew Thunder twice. I did this because I did not like how the first one came out so I wanted to try again. Honestly, I’m not happy with either one. Check them both out below and tell me what you think. Constructive criticism only. Also tell me which one you like best. I am especially interested in what 2BrownDawgs thinks. Hop on over to the 2BrownDawgs.com blog post on April 11, 2013 to see the original photo I drew from.

Thunder Dog Background

Background for the first artwork of Thunder.

Thunder Dog Art One

The first completed artwork of Thunder.

Second Thunder the Dog Drawing

The second background for drawing Thunder the dog. I like the background of this one much better.

Drawing the Duck in Dog's Mouth

The next step was drawing the duck in his mouth. This was very difficult because it was hard to see the details in the photo I was drawing from.

Drawing Thunder the Dog's Head

I am drawing Thunder’s head. It was difficult getting the detail in since it was so small. I’ m better at portrait drawings because I can see the whole face in great detail.

Drawing Thunder the Dog Two

Now I start drawing Thunder’s body. I start with the darker areas. And I am using colored pencils this time instead of pastels.

Thunder the Dog Drawing Two

The second completed drawing of Thunder the Dog.

I don’t think either artwork does the photo of Thunder justice. It was a fun challenge, though. I know my weakness is full body drawings. Getting detail is much more difficult.

I recorded myself drawing Thunder. I had this great idea of drawing Thunder along with the AC/DC song, Thunderstruck. But you’re not supposed to use music in your videos unless you get permission from the record company and recording label. Giving credit to them in the video is not enough. It is still a violation of copyright laws. Does anyone know of an easy and reliable way to get permission?

Wordless Wednesday – Drawing Mos the Dog Video

July 10, 2013

Remember the post where I showed photos of my work in progress when I drew Mos the dog? Now, I have it in video form. I recorded myself doing it, so you can see almost every pastel and pastel pencil stroke I made… and the back of my head.

Please, like my video and share it! My next video will hopefully be of me drawing Thunder from 2BrownDawgs.com!

If there is no music to the video, I apologize. When I downloaded the music, it said it was public domain, free for use. However, YouTube says it is disputed by a third party.

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Wordless Wednesday – Artwork of “Her Name Zeppelin” and “Charm & Lily”

December 5, 2012

Time for me to show off my artwork again. I’m not at all modest, am I? It’s because I love to draw so much and am extremely happy when my pet portraits turn out well. This is Zeppelin. She is aptly named for her lovely figure. I drew Zeppelin for a friend, Meghan. Meghan is an expert with Google Adwords and, in return for this lovely artwork, gave me some tips on how to optimize my Adwords account. Thanks, Meghan, for the help and for giving me this opportunity to draw your beautiful girl! If you’re interested in me drawing your pet, visit my art website, NatureByDawn.com.

Photograph of Zeppelin

Photograph of Zeppelin

Sketches from rough to finish.

Sketches from rough to finish.

Background first.

Background first.

Face and feet next. (The hardest part.)

Face and feet next. (The hardest part.)

Halfway done!

Halfway done!

Ta-da!

Ta-da!

I drew my cousin Aimee’s horses.

Photograph of Charm and Lily.

Photograph of Charm and Lily.

Sketches from rough to finish.

Sketches from rough to finish.

Background first.

Background first.

Eyes, noses, and ears. (The hardest part.)

Eyes, noses, and ears. (The hardest part.)

Charm is done. She is a strawberry roan and the roan was very difficult for me to do.

Charm is done. She is a strawberry roan and the roan was very difficult for me to do.

Done!

Yippee!

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Showing Off My Pet Portraits Artwork

October 20, 2012

I’ve been busy with my pet portraits artwork lately. I have three art pieces in progress which I would like to complete before I get more orders for the holidays. No hurry, though. I don’t want to rush them. These are all very special.

The first step is completing a rough sketch. In the rough sketch, I start out with basic shapes and slowly start adding detail. Sounds easy, right? Especially when you look at the simple rough sketch of my dog Sephi below. But what makes it difficult is that this wasn’t my first rough sketch. Oftentimes, I do a rough sketch but when I look at it I can tell that it is not proportioned properly. So I have to start over again. It took three sketches before I got this one of Sephi to where I felt it was proportioned properly. If you look closely, you can see the circle I drew of her head and the lines through her face that I made so I could properly place the eyes and nose.

After I get a rough sketch to where I think it looks proportioned right, I start adding detail. The next two sketches are final sketches. They are not the final artwork pieces, just the final sketches. These final sketches will be used to begin the final artwork pieces in color.

This is the final sketch of Zeppelin. She is aptly named. In her rough sketch, the first shape I drew was the shape of a zeppelin. πŸ˜€ The hardest thing about drawing Zeppelin was her feet. Drawing the feet of any animal is more difficult for me than any other part.

This other final sketch is of Lily. Lily will be drawn along with her friend horse Charm. I have completed a rough sketch of Charm, but the nose was too long so I have to start over. I will post the final sketch of Charm at a later date. And I will also show you the final pieces when these are all ready. πŸ™‚

Interested in having me do pet portraits of your dog, cat, horse, or bird? Visit my website NaturebyDawn.com and email me at naturebydawn@aol.com. Be sure to put pet portraits in the RE section so that I know it is not spam.

Wordless Wednesday – Pet Portrait of Davinia

August 8, 2012

It has been so long since I’ve done any artwork. I have been so busy. But when I saw this photo of Davinia on the Two Little Cavaliers blog, I was taken by inspiration. After getting permission from Felissa the blog owner, I began the art project. Here is the finished piece completed in pastels.

Here are some of the steps I took to get to the finished piece.

Final sketch

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