Doggie Collections (part 2)
Posted by eyeofthehurricane99 on June 4, 2009
I posted some of my chicken scratchings about the doggie collection here…
(no actual chickens in the scratchings, however)
Well, I’ve drawn a bunch more and I think I’m getting somewhere.
I’m only going to post one image today, since it’s so big and I have a lot to say about it.
My earlier dogs were just not quite there, as you’ll recall…
I realized I needed a better ‘building block’ for the dog. That last one was just a big sausage blob. Is is wrong that hearing that
phrase makes me a little hungry?
Anyway… this one, well, he starts out as a big sausage blob- but with a distinctly separate head. That seemed to make all the difference!
I drew the pen dogs in the lower middle first. Then I said, okay the model’s good- I think the important thing here is nailing the poses.
Because the look of the dog is important- but what he’s doing sells the idea over everything!
So I did the dog lower right next (a pose I know all too well from my little pal Thunder wanting to play all the time!)
Then the obligatory ‘play position’ upper left! Yeah, we’re rockin’ now!
So I said, okay, let’s take the good pose of sitting with a bone and slap it on to a big slobbery dog (left center) . And it worked great!
I did the same pose with the poodle, just to get a sense of how it fits with his details -the drawing’s pretty bad, really. I made a tighter one on the next page, but it
showed me that the pose was good.
I moved on to sleeping doggie next. You can see I started one with the pen drawings near the bottom- and that I simplified his legs in the later pencil doodles
that follow (middle right). He was a bit too ‘real looking’ in the joints there.
I just got rid of the joints, and added a little curve to the leg and voila!
A few more poses next time…