Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Picasso Dog

I had a few minutes today between the putting the potatoes in the oven and cooking the meat and veggies for dinner, so I pulled out Carla Sonheim's Drawing Lab again.  (Well, to be honest, I didn't have to pull it out; it's still sitting on the kitchen counter from the last time.... doesn't say much for my housekeeping skills, does it?)

At any rate, I've been intrigued by the idea of making my very own "Picasso Dog" as Carla calls them in her book.  The process for creating your creature is very simple and lots of fun.  And, while I haven't created a masterpiece, I enjoyed this exercise so much I anticipate that I'll have a whole pack of Picasso dogs in my sketchbook soon.

Here's the Alpha Picasso Dog.  What a hoot; he's definitely open to interpretation.   Could he also be a bull?  An elephant?

Ink and watercolor


norma said...

Ah, yes! Very Picassoesque! I like his little paw wrapping around.

Natalya Aikens said...

Gobbie is adorable in this new incarnation!

HA! the word verification is 'dogis'!!!

Kristin L said...

It's definitely a dog -- I can see it wagging it's tail!