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Let's end the week with this quick dog sketch from the end of 2010. Some dogs really say it all in their expression! Unfortunately I forgot to note down the colors of this dog, but it was a Blenheim (sp?) so that will probably give me an idea for coloration if I look it up. Thing is, after I finished the sketch I just didn't want to add color.
Walk away from one of your sketches today. The focus says what you want; you made one good line; you feel you've said enough—whatever, just stop. Look at it again another day (next week) and decide how you'll change your approach next time. Will you have a different focus; will you work in color instead of black and white, or vice versa; will texture be important; will you use a different pen and capture a different quality. So many fun decisions to make. Over and over again.