How To Draw A Picture of Your Husky Dog
Do you enjoy dog art? I have fond memories of my childhood dogs and thus commemorated my pets by drawing pictures of my four legged friends. Three years ago I drew a picture of my dog lady, and this past fall I painted a portrait of my dog Buster. This time around I decided to create a colored pencil illustration of my dog Natasha, who looked very similar to Lady since they were both Siberian Huskies. Actually, Lady and Natasha looked so much alike that one of my dad's friends who had not been over for years thought they were the same dog. The only variation between the two dogs is that Natasha had a bluish fur coat, and Lady's fur had reddish tones and highlights. This photo essay celebrates the life of my dog Natasha with a Southern California art theme since the San Bernardino Mountains are in the background. Perhaps this hub can also give you inspiration on how to create you own commemorative pet drawings. Also, this drawing was created on a sheet of used printer paper, so this is also an earth day friendly art project since one less sheet of paper is now filling up those landfills.
Step One: Sketch The Outline of The Siberian Husky
I drew the body of Natasha by simply using a reference photograph, but drawing books can be helpful for those who want to get the lines of drawing a dog a bit more correct.
Step Two: Begin To Add The Details To The Husky
Step Three: Add The Final Details To The Siberian Husky
Step Four: Color In The Lighter Portions of The Siberian Husky
Step Five: Color In The Dark Blue Fur On The Husky
Step Six: Color In The Blue Sky
Step Seven: Color The Mountains
Step Eight: Coloring In The Valley
Step Nine: Frame The Drawing of Natasha
How Do I Create My Own Frameable Picture?
So how can you frame a drawing? Easy! First, find a picture of your pet to draw, or you can even use your pet as a live model. This might be a bit more difficult as pets like to move around quite a bit, so I suggest working with a photograph. In the spirit of the earth day and the environment, I recommend using a sheet of used printer paper as I did for my drawing. Once it is drawn, colored, and framed no one will be able to tell if it were a bit crinkly. If you do not have colored pencils on hand you can always order a few online.
Frame That Drawing
Personally, I do not mind buying a cheap frame at the dollar store, or picking up a nicer frame at the second-hand store. There is no reason to pay an exorbitant amount for a frame if it is well constructed. Also, there are many good deals and affordable frames to be found on Amazon or eBay.
Look for certificate frames because these are the perfect size for framing reused sheets of printer paper, which are usually eight by ten inches. Remember when drawing you own pictures that you make the rules, so feel free to allow your imagination to create a unique piece of art.
Do you enjoy drawing your own pictures?
Colored Pencils and Pencil Sketches
One of my favorite mediums is layering colored pencil or pencil sketches, which create rich and vivid texture. I use any colored pencils on hand, but you can always buy more expensive colored pencils if you preferred. I love how water colored pencils can be blended, and even turned into the paint with water and a brush. I have several different sets of colored pencils, and I simply mix and match these with how the inspiration comes to me. However, if you are looking for a good set of beginner colored pencils with rich hues, I definitely recommend checking out the Scholar colored pencils by Prisma Color, which is reasonably priced and almost of the same quality as the Premier Prisma Color pencils. Layering different colors on top of each other also creates new and vibrant tones in many of my illustrations, and this is a technique I continue to refine.