Thursday, February 25, 2010

Labrador

I’ve put my Weim to one side to make a start on this small drawing of Sandy, a lovely yellow Lab. I say ‘small’ as this is only 8’x6’ and I don’t normally do anything smaller than 10’x8’ – until now.

Labradors have to be one of my favourite breed of dogs and definitely one of my favourite to draw.

Sandy
A Work in Progress
Copyright Laura Hardie 2010

12 comments:

Pam Utton said...

this came out fantastic -

sue said...

.. and you do them so well!!

8" x 6" though!!! must need VERY sharp points on those pencils :o)

Brenda said...

Your colors are so rich... And I love the depth you get in the eyes. So much detail in such a small size, bravo!!

Crystal Cook said...

Absolutely lovely Laura! You amaze me again.

"JeanneG" said...

I do a lot of work at this size and love it. But most of the time I end up with just parts of the dog. I tend to start with the eyes and work out. I love how this is turning out. I have a yellow lab and need to do another drawing of her. What color did you lay down first on the muzzle. Looks like a cream.

Colette Theriault said...

Lovely work Laura! Love the richness of the color. You're amazing!

Laura said...

Thank you all for taking the time to comment - and all such nice ones too, THANK YOU:D

Kim Ratigan said...

Beautiful!
You obviously have no problem handling the smaller size ;-)

Jo said...

Looking good Laura!

Laura said...

Thank you Kim - it's taking a bit of getting used to:D

Thanks Jo:D

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow Laura, what talent!!! God has truly blessed you. Just simply awesome works of art...
Hugs from an Iowa USA artist~~~Dena
Where the corn grows,well unless its snowy ;0)

Laura said...

Thank you Dena, that's very kind of you:)

Hi Jeanne - sorry I missed your post somehow and don't know what happened there. I've found that I actually enjoyed working that bit smaller and look forward to doing more this size.

The colours I used in the muzzle were Warm grey I(FC Poly), Bistre(Derwent Artist), Brown Ochre 10%(CD Luminance), Brown Ochre(Derwent Artist), Brown Ochre 50%(CD Luminance) - the cream colour is mainly the Brown Ochre 10%. Look forward to seeing your drawings of your lab:D