At the beginning of 2017 I became the volunteer Artist-in-Residence @ Arlington Court National Trust Devon - Watch out for my posts about it.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Sketching the Lurcher

Guess most of you know 
William the lurcher!      
I have just done a short video 
of how I go about sketching him.      

Thought I would share it with you here. 

Most times I pencil in the sketch first, but sometimes (as now) I just go straight in with Ink.  Using my Sailor Calligraphy pen (I bought it here) took a bit of getting used to, but was worth the effort...I love using it - plus the ink is just the right colour for William.  Some inks are too blue or yellow - i.e. with Quink, as it is made up of those colours. The Sailor cartridge ink is great though.



When it dried I added his collar, but did nothing else to it.
As you see, where the ink had got away from me in the video, 
it actually worked for me in the end and it looks as
if William has a stroppy expression ....as if!




14 comments:

  1. Good video. Ink washes are perfect for William. He would be a great character in a book.

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    1. Thanks Joan. Quite a few people have said about a book. I keep meaning to look into it.

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  2. Ann, that is amazing. You made that look so simple, but I know it's not.

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    1. Thanks Faye, it is practice and practice - then it's easy :-)

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  3. Thanks for the demo, Ann! Love it!

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  4. Fun seeing you do this in a video. You get it to look like him with just a few lines and dots. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Glad you liked seeing this Cris :-)

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  5. I love watching artists do their 'thing'! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I just love this medium and it's my favourite way of sketching. You make it look so easy. That pen looks awesome ... I want one !!! ;-)

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    1. Thanks John. I think that because I sketch William so much, it has become second nature to me, lol. If you get one of these pens, then take your time to get used to it, well worth it.

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