Not Just Any Dog
Well yesterday I did as so many of you have said time after time; I made a start on another drawing with my new pencils. I spent a fair bit of time on it but hoping that I get some advice from you experts.
I am aware that I need to work on the blending between the darks and the lights. This dog is black and white but just leaving the paper white seems far too harsh?
I have already been told that it will look better once I begin to bring it all together and that the eyes will help also.
Now with the eyes should I stick with just shades of black and white or add the beautiful big brown eyes this dog has?
When I paint abstracts I never feel the need to ask myself too many questions about what I am doing it I just do it. When I paint landscape or seascapes I do not seem to worry over the colours I use or what I put in or leave out. It all just seems to happen.
This is what makes this both frustrating and yet exciting. I am sure I will never be good at this but it is mind consuming and that has to be good.
If I was doing this dog in pastel I would be working on black paper and would be using only white pastel. This is like working negative for me. Does that make any sense at all?
I feel like a lost soul in a sea of questions.
This blog is linked to my other where I am talking about. The Judgement But Not Of Solomon.