Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pencil portrait of Chester

Here's a dog portrait of a mixed-breed dog. My client said she was told that Chester was a Labrador/Dalmatian mix. I think I see some Great Dane in him, though - especially in his snout area. But whatever he is, he's a gorgeous dog, and I really enjoyed drawing him. I used 2B and 4B Tombow Mono-Homograph pencils and a mechanical pencil for this artwork. Blending with chamois, erasing and highlights were done with a PenTel Clik-eraser and General's kneaded rubber eraser. Paper size: 11"x14," Strathmore 500 Series Bristol 2 ply paper with Plate (very smooth) surface. To see more dog pencil portraits, go here and here.

4 comments:

Chris Chalk said...

Hi Darla, I came across your site here whilst surfing about the web and thought I'd leave a wee message to say that I like your work, especially you pet portraits. As well as much skill... you must have the patience of a saint to create these in graphite... haha. Great work and keep creating, Chris

Darla, Pencil Portrait Artist said...

Thank you, Chris. I have to confess - I've been known to have some temper tantrums! Love your site - your contact/pricing page is exactly what I've had in mind to do for myself. It's very reasonable and personable!

Ahermitt said...

You are a Kreative Blogger. I am passing a Kreative Blogger award onto you. See my last post on Nfahm.blogspot.com to learn more. Participation is encouraged, but not mandatory.

pencil sketch said...

this is wonderful sketch by you...
you are really expert in pencil drawing. I also like drawing. and I want to be artist like you...

 

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