Sunday, July 26, 2009

This week - Dog Drawing & Cat Sketch Challenge

My final sketch of a dog from the Burlington County Shelter is a composite put together in Photoshop from two finished drawings I did for our sketchingeveryday current sketching challenge.

This week I've had a bit of interest from the ASAP blog, so I'm posting two different challenge photos to try to get some new peps involved!

Remember K I S S - squint, and break the subject down into shapes (positive and negative). I find it easier to draw something when I think of it as a shape, instead of a thing. Right Brain vs. Left Brain

This photo is one of the poor kitties I took photos of that were in jail at the shelter. I'm going to draw this guy without the bars, however. I'll probably lightly sketch in the bars though, as they do break the subject up into smaller and simpler shapes which will be an aid in the drawing process. Drawing a precise grid on your photo and the same dimensions on your paper is a classic and useful drawing technique.

This year, I'm posting a photo at the beginning of the week on my sketchingeveryday blog and if anyone chooses to sketch this (in any medium, colors or not) and send your drawing to:, I'll post it.


  1. wow... I love the double image of that cute pup. You're taking us up to another level Sandy!

  2. Thanks Sheila - You always say the nicest things. Your kindness does not go unappreciated. Hugs, Sandy