Sketching Little Dogs

This latest large sketch work is based on a photo of 2 small dogs laying on a sofa. As you can imagine getting the it to look right is more than just perspective and getting the face look right – there’s loads of fur try and capture the look of.

So the line drawing started out like this and I thought yeah it’s looking ok. Some back ground was needed (I thought) for context to complete the story.

I took the uneasy decision to create the background in color as closely as I could get it to look from the photo. I’m still not sure it was the right one but at this point in the work I was ready to throw it all away and thought I had ruined it.

But I persisted, thinking that bringing out the detail of the dogs could save it…


Eventually ending up with this… Being the creator of this I see all the flaws, but I think it’s still pretty good.

What do you think? Any tips or advice on making it better?

Β© Simon Farnell 2013 – 2022



2001 – An Art Odyssey

Any of my long time bloggiesw ill know that one of my favourite all time SciFi stories is 2001 A Space Odyssey. For quite some time I’ve been thinking about what piece of work I could do for this. Eventually I chose this one, alshtough I have to say now that I would have done … Continue reading 2001 – An Art Odyssey



A Galaxy of Stars

A few weeks ago the sky was clearer than I’ve seen it for a long time and after seeing the success of someone else taking a picture with my same camrea I thought I would try the same settings and give it a go. The big variable with taking astrophotography pictures is the quality of … Continue reading A Galaxy of Stars

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