Just Have Fun with Gouache (And Dog-Park Dogs)

March 22, 2012

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120320JasperDogLeft: Faber-Castell Pitt Artist's Calligraphy Pen with gouache background and text. In a 9 x 12 inch Fabriano Venezia journal. You can see the edge of the page, the gutter, on the left where the color changes.

What started earlier as a sketch of the head of a dog-park dog turned into something totally different as I doodled later—just because it's fun to move the pen around on this paper. (He looked like a Jasper to me.)

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    he is so adorably ill-at-ease. I bet this was a wonderfully fun concept to work on. TFS!

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    Paula, thanks. I wanted the ill-at-ease look. In life the pup was being surrounded by larger dogs and not really comfortable. But later when I started doodling down his neck the collar just started to form and then because of that pesky Memory Drawing class I’m taking (where we have to recall things we saw for 20 seconds or less, after hours, and days, have passed, I started wondering what his body would look like if he stood on his hind legs. In a perfect world I’d have a life model on hand to pose for me, but since that’s not going to happen, maybe memory drawing is the way to go.

    What was really fun is the way this pen feels on this paper. It’s pretty addictive. It makes a sound I love. When my brain finally goes people will be able to sit me in the corner with one of these books and one of these pens and I’ll just make random lines hours and hours on end. Contentedly.

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    I like this look, very regal!

    • Leslie Schramm
    • March 22, 2012

    You’ll Love Simon Drew then Roz. I’ve few signed prints, and someday I’ll grow his moustache. All I need is a tube of “Victorian Mustache Wax” from the fine Mr Trumper

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    Leslie, I had a look and his stuff is fun, though I’m not sure I get some of his puns (and I’m not a punster and can’t stand people around me punning), but I wouldn’t mind being called a half-wit, since that’s more than I’m capable of today!

    I can’t find the Victorian Mustache wax, but I’ll look again.

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    What a fun sketch and I love the look you captured on his face too. 🙂

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    Thanks Serena, I hope to do a lot more of these, and of course improve what my memory remembers and my hand can show.

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