Practicing watercolor layers
This happy pup is made with collage materials, pencils, watercolor and water-soluble pastel sticks on a cardboard twelve-pack container.
This week, I've been doing pencil drawings of dogs---usually while listening to the news on my computer. Cardigan Corgi, Bloodhound, and Borzoi (Russian Wolfhound). Various graphite pencils on Canson Sketch pad paper. Random on-line photos as reference.
Practicing layers and dogs
Practicing with a dip pen. The ink wasn't waterproof :(
pencil drawing during quarantine
I had a rock tumbler as a child and really enjoyed it. When my youngest was a child we bought her one. She was eager to enjoy it too, but somewhere after starting on that path, we lost track and it everything inside turned into a solid mass. We tossed it and forgot about it. On a recent beach trip, I collected handfuls of rocks, as I am always likely to do, and, upon return, remembered how I loved my childhood rock tumbler. I immediately researched, ordered and eagerly anticipated its delivery. Of course, with Amazon Prime, that was only a couple day’s wait. As soon as I unboxed it I thought “what am I doing?” I have neither time, nor space for yet another hobby. I thought “what will I DO with a pile of polished, pretty rocks?” I would gather them in my hands and feel their silky smoothness. I would likely gather them in some beautiful glass bowl and…then what? I have toddler grand kids frequently at my home. They put small colorful things in their mouths and up their noses and feed them to the dogs regularly. And I don’t even have a single space to display a bog bowl of pretty rocks. So I quickly decided “I’m Returning the Rock Tumbler” and will, for NOW, stick to painting them when the mood strikes.
Goofing around with ink droppers and dogs. I was experimenting with this and he was the first one and I thought he looked fun.
Practicing dogs and dip pens
Practicing with my dip pen
Thank the maker for weekends past, hangovers and random observations that inspire.
Sketching these two dogs in my sketchbook by pen and ink.
Personal challenge to draw 100 pups.
Personal project to draw 100 pups.
Times goes by so fast when you're too invested of your phone...but I got my dogs (or cats), napping beside me. It's comfy.
Dogs will always make me feel better, especially the big one when you can just snuggle into that furry body!
These were drawn by hand without lifting the pen, then colored in Illustrator. Did I get your dog?
Animals always cheer us up and make us get off the couch, because no one but us will pick up a fallen Christmas tree after a two-hour cat race
Have you ever woken up from begging "I wanna pee-pee" whimpering closely to your ear? Or from a barking alarm because the birds are singing loudly outside? Yea-ah, dogs are the best alarm clocks... We're sure you'll have a woof-derful week, guys!
Are dogs allowed into coffee shops?
Random personal project, drawing on the same shape different things. www.instagram.com/mjdaluz_illustration