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Fishink Sketches

August 20, 2014

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I am keeping my hand in by sketching every now and then when I can find the time, playing around with different lines and styles. It does create new ideas and keeps my eye focussed on different ways of drawing and helps to build up a portfolio of imagery that I like too. Here are a couple of pages from my sketchbook.

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With a splash of colour on brown paper and other textured surfaces.

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Here I played around with the idea of doing a scribble with the brush pen and then quickly making it into something recognisable from the shape it suggested. Each dog took no more than 30 seconds. Some I like more than others, but generally, I think they have a good sense of movement. I added some colour to the top three dogs afterwards.

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Some scruffy hounds in this bunch !

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I like the butch one above (probably called Spike or Brutus) with the eye patch and the frantic one below chasing his tail. More hounds over on my Fishink website here.

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A few more splashes of colour to add texture, movement and variety.


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Happy day everyone and all comments, as ever, are most welcome.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Wallace permalink
    August 20, 2014 8:26 am

    I like the ‘speed sketch’ idea, it gives the dog ones a real sense of their exuberance. Keep it up!

    • August 20, 2014 9:53 am

      Thanks Wallace for your comment. Great to hear that the rapid sketches help to depict dogs with speed and vigour : )

  2. August 20, 2014 10:24 am

    Lovely cheerful images to look at first thing in the morning!

  3. August 21, 2014 2:43 am

    Love the multi-colored dog face. They are all fun!

  4. August 21, 2014 10:27 pm

    Personally the line sketches without colour have lots of character and are my favourites! Fab work! xxx

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