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Old English Sheepdog Pencil Drawing

Old English Sheepdog Pencil Drawing by Amy Letts Pet Portraits

Old English Sheepdog - Detail view of pencil drawing by Amy Letts
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Another doggy drawing!

This is the commission I got from one of the friends I play D&D with. I was for his girlfriend as a Valentines Day present because they both adore Old English Sheepdogs and want to have one as a pet one day. Aww! Apparently she loved it, and now I can post the picture of it here in my blog without any risk of ruining the surprise.

I used photo reference and drew with a very light pencil at first; I wanted to detail as much of the hair as possible, I mean, an Old English Sheepdog is pretty much ALL hair so it’s very important (such a big, hairy and beautiful breed)! Then I gradually added the darker tones and shading, using a smudge stick to gently blend.

It was rather fun, and I got to use a lot of different line types to create the textures in the background. YAY!

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New Painting

I thought you might like to see a comission I’m taking to my Nan.  It’s a watercolour version of an oil painting originally painted by the artist D.Long.  My parents picked it up in a charity shop, and my Nan liked it so much that she wanted one of her own, so my services were called for.

As you can see it’s a painting of a young girl standing in a field with some sheep.  I hope she likes it.

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