:: Pyper ::

You start painting the moment you look at the subject, not with the first brushstroke.
— Josef Zbukvik

Zbukvik’s quote is so true. How many times do I catch myself looking and longing to paint it? And at the very same time, I am figuring out in my mind how to paint and draw it. The minute that my eyes rest on the subject, my mind twirls with paints.

I have been drawing, painting, ink line only, without lines… but using lead is really not my forte. So here is my little 85 lb. Golden Retriever Pyper. Luckily, he just fidgeted a bit, quite unusual for him as he seems to have a third sense — he knows when I am painting him, and wakes up to play. So in order to learn how to draw with lead, instead of creating an outline of his shape and then filling it in, I outlined him with feathery wisps of strokes and I think that the result is better that way, even though far from perfect. I also kept part of him incomplete, as in reality it was not necessary to draw him even if it would have been good practice for me.

Je peins avec des aquarelles, des fois à l’huile, dessine avec de l’encre, une plume fontaine avec toutes sortes de crayons et de pinceaux, et rarement que je dessine avec un crayon à la mine! Voici mon petit Pyper, un Golden Retriever qui ne pèse que 85 livres -) Ce soir il a resté endormi pendant que je le dessinais qui est assez surprenant car il semble avoir un 3e sens… quand j’essaie de le dessiner (ou que je lui donne de l’attention) il se lève et veut jouer. Pour le dessin au lieu de faire un contour de sa forme et ensuite de remplir, j’ai utilisé une série d’hachures longues représentant son poil.

Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook
Pencil: Pentel 0,3 HB
Location: Rigaud, Québec, Canada

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About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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2 Responses to :: Pyper ::

  1. Jean-Pierre Riel says:

    Très bonne approche Jane!
    Il y a beaucoup de vie dans ce dessin de Pyper assoupi.

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    • Jane Hannah says:

      Merci Jean-Pierre et c’était trippant de te revoir dimanche! D’une seconde à l’autre je m’attendais à ce qu’il se réveille et sauter d’un coup pour jouer… toute cette énergie qui attend… -)))

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