31 October 2012

Nomi

It's always hard to look back to when my dog Nomi was still with us, but after starting my "dog" series of drawings I had to make one of him and make it the best one (in my opinion).  It was also a good way to show a little of the process which involves some careful sketching of guides for me to keep proportions and hair flow in order. A couple people have been under the impression that my drawings are somehow just a photoshop filter over a photograph. Of course I use photos as reference but every line and dot are drawn by hand. I like to work from darkest to lightest tones, just a habit more than anything else. The blue pencil for the sketch guides are a leftover from my days working with reprography, blue didn't register as visible so if you didn't remove it all before making a print, it wasn't a big deal.



2 comments:

T' said...

That is some lovely lovely amazing work, Vince! The amount of detail is obvious love in this case. You really pulled out all the stops. You should be proud. It's an amazing image.

Vincent-louis Apruzzese said...

Merci! Of course, I am getting some of those "you can make a million dollars doing dog and cat portraits!" comments here and there. I wish! If you look really close you can see his eye is towards you.