Day 19 at Home: Dogs, early attempts

I realized that most of the ‘action’ I see everyday is people walking their dogs. This happens regularly, all day long, outside my studio window. I also realize that most dogs I draw look like rats. So I better get down to some study if I want non-rats.

Study has been a tough thing for me to do just now, with the scattered focus I seem to have. But mini-studies are possible. Like this little bit I did yesterday. I’m going with posting it here 1) in the spirit of  recording all of it 2) with the belief that I will see progress in small increments even with mini-studies.

What’s amazing about the internet is that there’s a wealth of information to use if you look it up. The bits I’ve learnt at so far: it’s easiest to look at wolves to understand a ‘generalized’ dog, since dog breeding has created all sorts of strangely proportioned and shaped versions of wolves.
dog1

And , I had never thought much about how dogs walk, so I was surprised to learn that a trot is not just a faster version of a walk.( If you’re an animator, or just know more about animals than I do you’re probably going ‘duh!’ but yeah, that was new to me)
dog2
dog3
dog4

Just because i did dog studies doesn’t mean you got spared my everyday sketches. Here, as part of my #sketchandrepeat is a kid at mealtime, predictably, with a book.
kidbook
Happy Saturday. Be Well, Stay Home, Flatten the Curve!

 

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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5 Responses to Day 19 at Home: Dogs, early attempts

  1. Annie says:

    Happy Saturday, back, Suhita, and hard as it must be to be a very active to be home bound, thank you for continuing to share. Even when it’s difficult sometimes. It matters. What you are during here is a gift to us.

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  2. Diane says:

    Hi Suhita, great observations and approach. I remember the days when the internet had little info, now there’s just about everything about everything One very minor comment about canine (and lots of other) snouts – nose forward, chin recessed. You mentioned scattered focus – I seem to have the attention span of a gnat since being shut in for a while, and I don’t have the understandable excuse of two children at home. Stay well.

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  3. I really like your sketches of the dogs.

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