Starting a Commission
Starting a drawing;
The first stage is to draw out the composition in light pencil, here you can see the pencil under drawing and the beginnings of my mark making with ink to define the details.
A little more work with the ink starts to bring out the features of the dog.
Finally the picture really comes to life when all the details have been applied.
I really strive to create a sense of the dogs personality in my work as for me the most important thing is to create a piece that reflects the character of the animal as much as creating a piece that looks like the animal.