Monday, April 16, 2012
Study of Dutch & Skookum
Pen on paper, 5 x 5 in.
This drawing is a study for a commissioned oil painting of a baby goat and a dutch rabbit. I went through at least four versions of sketches before this, and I'm settled with this one. I'll post the finished painting when I am done.
I like doing studies with pen on paper before painting, especially when I'm working from photos. Usually, I just start drawing directly on canvas with oil color to save time. I get to know the shapes and values better through drawing. It reminds me of sculapting with clay. A difference is that drawing has to do with a pen instead of my fingers.