February 04, 2009

Shih Tzu Graphite Portrait

What did I learn with this drawing?...mainly to slow down when drawing hair. I am not completely happy with this and might give it another try later down the road.
Paper used: Bristol Vellum
Pencils: HB, 2B, 6B


Jan said...

Drawing hair is tough and I think you've done a good job with this. Look at those typical ShihTzu teeth and the nose looks perfect!

Teresa Mallen said...

Hi Christine, I think you have done a great job! I agree with Jan, the nose is perfect and I love the teeth. I also especially like the tufts of hair on the nose that cover a bit of the eyes.

Christine said...

Thank you Jan! Yes it is hard, especially the negative drawing seems to be out of my capabilities yet. But, I keep trying to get it eventually.

Thank you Teresa! I can now truly appreciate much more those artists who can render realistic fur with intricate minute detail. It boggles my mind how they do that. ;-)

Jan said...

Hey, Sweetie, could you stop by my blog? I have something for you.

Tresses Art Blog said...

I really love the look on this little guy's face...I think it's a brilliant portrait. Isn't hair just soooooooo much fun!

Martina Alberts said...

I think you've done a great job here. This negative-drawing-thingy is one of the most difficult to learn (I still have to...) and like what you've done!

Great blog by the way!

Lene said...

hi Christine - what a little bandit he looks like - is it your dog ? I think you did a great job :)

Christine said...

Thank you for the kind words Tresses and Martina! ;o )

Hi Lene, thank you for the compliment! Coming from you that means much to me. I have admired your work for quite a while. No, this is not my dog....I wouldn't mind having a cuddly cutie dog like this though. :o )

Unknown said...

Love this portrait. You did a terrific job. He looks just like my dog!

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