Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Challenge - Painting our Pets

Most of us have a special pet, someone who is always attentive and loving. Pets are a challenge to paint since they move often but with cell phone cameras we can freeze them so we can paint them easier. As an additional challenge this week I would like you to paint some quick sketches with only your paint brush and no pre sketching with pencils. 

Try to capture the shape, movement of the dog or pet. Do several quick paintbrush sketches and if your pet stays still long enough you can add more details. I managed to catch Chloe on a quiet day when she was relaxing out back with us. You will notice she isn't perfect but I captured the moment and in a sketchbook that is the key! Feel free to use my photos if you like and enjoy. 

 This is one of her favorite poses! OUCH

 Sometimes by changing your photos to black and white it will help you see value changes that color sometimes hides.

This is a page in my sketchbook of Chloe laying out back! 

Okay, you know the routine, add your photos when you are ready, I can't wait to see them!


  1. Great job Diane! Love your Boston, she is gorgeous!

  2. I love to draw whimsical which I do a lot for my fabric lines. This is one of the designs from a fabric line featuring dogs and cats, fun!