Take 1 & 2 :: Prises 1 & 2

Learn to draw. Try to make your hand so unconsciously adept that it will put down what you feel without your having to think of your hands. Then you can think of the thing before you. (Sherwood Anderson)

My jittery dog finally got to sleep after his second daily walk so I started sketching him… and just as I was getting there, he jerked, got up, made a few turns, and then flopped down with a bang on the wood floor, shifting places as his head had been comfortably resting on a rug. Drawing people and animals is difficult for me. Luckily sketching my dog does not intimidate me, as people drawing does.

Mon chien s’est finalement endormi après sa deuxième promenade de la journée donc j’ai pu commencer à le dessiner … et comme j’étais dans le “moment”, il sursauta, se leva, fit quelques tours, puis se laissa tomber d’un coup sur le plancher, en changeant de place. Dessiner les gens et les animaux est difficile pour moi. Heureusement dessiner mon chien ne m’intimide pas, comme dessiner les personnes le fait.

Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook
Fountain Pen: Pilot Prera F
Ink: Noodlers’ Ink #41 Brown
Location: Rigaud, Québec, Canada


Grungy golden :: Chien grungy

Do not draw until you have a “vision”, then hold to that trying to recapture it always.
― Edgar A. Whitney

I have been revisiting Edgar Whitney’s book Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting and it is excellent — it goes through all of the required steps for achieving good watercolour paintings and more. I was lucky today to capture my grungy dog’s head as usually, when he notices that I am drawing him, he stops doing whatever he was doing  usually sleeping  and comes over to play with me.

Je suis en train de lire le livre de Edgar Whitney Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting et ce livre est très bon si l’on prend le temps de le lire. Finalement j’ai réussi à peindre la tête de mon grungy chien, que j’ai déjà essayé maintes fois, car lorsqu’il s’aperçoit que je le regarde il arrête de faire ce qu’il faisait  qui est habituellement de dormir  pour venir me voir pour jouer.

Paper: Moleskine Sketchbook
Colours: Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna and Burnt Orange, Payne’s Gray