Thursday, October 6, 2011
Chihuahua Work in Progress
This puppies photograph almost has a celestial feel to it. The composition is a tiny Chihuahua puppy held up in front of flowering plants. Its little body is curled up as it sleeps on the palm of a hand. As you can see by the sketch, not much of the human hand will be seen by the viewer. But I feel, the hand has enough showing to represent itself in the composition and give a sense of scale to the size of the puppy. I had two different pics from this photo shoot, and it was difficult deciding which to draw first. I cropped this one pretty tight and will see how it progresses in graphite.
The finished size will be approximately 7 x 8 inches. My support will be Bristol board, and I will be using a 2b mechanical pencil, blending stumps, and various erasers.
Ahhh... Nothing like the feeling of beginning a new piece of art! :)