I like to draw dogs, especially my dog. His name is Apis, and he always requires my attention. My dog often knocks on the window glass so that I can go out to him because he feels lonely. He likes to stay nearby but he does not necessarily like to be constantly stroked. So I spend a lot of time just watching him. One day I decided to draw him. In the beginning, he did not like it but then he probably got used to it because, t the sight of my sketchbook, he lay down and then he changed his position every minute while sleeping
The fact that my dog changes position every minute, made me start to treat it as a drawing challenge to focus on catching the proportions, light or any other element that interested me. In the beginning, he did not like it and ran away to a place where I certainly would not be able to see it. Then he got used to it, and at the sight of a pencil and a sketchbook he lays down and begins to “pose”.
My dog is a born model.
I treated this as an introductory task for further my projects so I used what I had at hand: pencils, pens, etc. Sometimes I would outline the entire character of the dog first and then focus on refining the detail that interested me in it or starting with drawing a detail / part of a pose that interested me and then I determined the rest of the character.
And I must admit, I was able to draw more quickly thanks to him. However, my friends have always asked me to draw a dog on a piece of paper, in a notebook or on hand. That’s why I decided to share my dogs.