I haven’t had a dog friend of my own for many years (my cat Mak likes being an only child) but every now and then I encounter one that makes me wistful for my childhood buddies. This fellow was frolicking in Kennedy Lake, out on the west coast of the island, and I snapped a couple of pictures of him. I like to have my own photo reference to work from, and one never knows when one will need to draw a dog, or a horse, or even an ostrich (yes, I’ve taken some pictures of those!).
I had started this sketch, just barely, during a class, and always meant to take some time to finish it up, and today I did. I’m counting it as my drawing for the day, even though it’s cheating a bit since I already had it started, because I’ve also been drawing character studies all day, and they are not in a finished enough state to post.
Here’s the photo I worked from: