Wednesday, December 15, 2010

More Pups

My friend Marea saw my blog of three dogs below and decided that she was going to give her parents a drawing of their two poodles as present for Christmas this year. She called me a week ago to inform me of her plans so I've been playing with ideas in my head but nothings in stone. All I know is that this is going to be interesting because the two dogs are Standard Poodles and look identical. The only difference is one is all white and the other is all black.

I originally wanted to draw Moe (white) on black paper with a markette and white pencil and Archie (black) on white paper with a markette and black pencil, but I rather draw them on one piece of paper so thats out. I could draw the two dogs exactly the same, looking at each other but mirrored, which would convey the idea that each dog is the negative of the other but I'm not sure how alike or different they really are. I wish I knew how to create an x-ray image that could be lite up from underneath but I don't. I guess I could draw a contour line drawing of the dogs and print it on transparency paper but that wouldn't be the same. Maybe I could go comic book style and draw a frontal pose of one of the dogs split down the middle, like Harvey Dent from Batman, and color each half accordingly. I don't know people! Maybe I'll just have to wait and see what pictures she sends me and take it from there.

The pictures are in! These are what I received and what I came up with. As you can see, it is nothing close to what I brianstormed. I did a quick sketch of each dog and dusted them with color to get an general idea of how the finished product would look. After coloring them, I realized that I didn't draw them very cartoon and caricature-like so I decided to push it further. Nothing is final yet, as you can see by the plethora of pencil markings on cheap sketch paper, but I do like the direction I am going. I am planning on finishing this commission later today so I can finally publish this ongoing draft tonight and start planning designs for a few pairs of sneakers I have to paint.

Well, it's later and almost tonight and I haven't even started. I think I'm going to post this draft now so I'll have to work on it and finish this commission tonight. I have until Saturday but I rather get it out of the way; with this posted, my OCD should kick it and get it done. I hope this tricks me.


Natalie Farrell said...

can't wait to see the finished product. :)

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