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Japanese Akita - F I N I S H E D !!!

The animal and wildlife forum concentrates on drawings of all animals, from domestic pets to wildlife - anything dressed in fur, feathers or scales. The emphasis is on drawing but paintings are also acceptable.

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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:40 pm

Thank you Kenny and I'm happy that you've found something interesting in this drawing ;)
It will be nice to read your suggestions, criticism and comments ;)
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:11 pm

Hi my friends ];)
Another small update.
I'm so happy every time I can move on drawing.
Two days off, so I've got enough time for myself and house keeping ];)
I've been working a bit on the clouds , to make the sky nicer (if possible).
I were watching clouds since my mum was taking me out on a baby buggy ...
Drawing them for first time now , it's totally different story hahahaha ;)
I did a bit work on the clouds and the grass too.
Some strokes have been done on the fur - the right side bottom and the side of the dog.
I've ordered Staedtler Lumograph BLACK , the six pencils box, just to try them out.
I love drawing on darker side rather than lighter, I mean, I like to get achieve as much contrast between dark and light as possible.
I were using the Kimberly 9xxB to do so and Primo Elite Grande 5000, what is more on the charcoal side and it's smudging too much...
The Kimberly is good enough for me but it's thicker than normal pencils.
This is causing me to sharpen it with my manual sharpener.
I hate it, because it's time consuming, and the worst is that it's making my right hand tired after couple of times.., and I believe it's affecting my drawing then.
To sharpen my pencil I'm forcing my hand or fingers if the pencil is short...
This is the main reason I've purchased Staedtler Lumograph Black, to be able to sharpen them with electric sharpener - effortlessly and quickly ];)
As far as I know the Lumograph Black 8B is as same as Kimberly 9xxB , and all the new BLACK series is made on high proportion of carbon for matt, jet black results...
They'll come tomorrow , so I can't wait to try them out ;)
I'll get in this pack 8B, 6B, 4B and 2B.
I'm hoping to be able to play more with darks then...
Until now I had only one grade Kimberly, from tomorrow I'll have no shining 4 grades of darks.
I hope it'll give me more room to play with shading ?
The right side of this drawing will be carry on using Lumograph Black pencils.
I'm sorry if it sounds like kind of advertisement or commercial, it's not my intention.
I'm only so happy to find replacement for my Kimberly pencil, and share it with you my friends, that's it.
All the best ;)
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:53 pm

Hi my friends.
I were just about to carry on fur drawing when I thought , it might be too boring when there is grass only around the dog..?
I've decided to put some field flowers next to dog ...
The flowers will put some more fresh air to that drawing I hope, something to look at when enjoying watching a dog?
I like them also to lock the dog up, in between the left side grass and leaves and the flowers at the right...
I drawn the flowers because I think I'll like them to be there, but I'm aware that it might put away the viewer's attention off the dog...
I hope it won't.
Actually my attempt is to put attention on to the dog, by plasing that dog in between those plants rather, and to make the viewer trigger to look at the dog by following the surrounding plants, if that's making sense ;)
What do you think please?
Thank you for watching ;)
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby Laurene » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:59 pm

I understand exactly what you mean Arthur and I think it will work just as you said. The plants will surround the dog and support him without taking attention away from him. I think that as long as you keep the areas of greatest contrast on the dog, just the way you have it now, the viewer's eye will go directly to him. This is going to be a beautiful drawing! Your love for your dog shows in the drawing.

The new flowers definitely bring more interest to the surroundings. They break up what would be a wide swath of plain grass and I like the contrast between the delicate flowers and the dog's thick coat. If you don't mind one observation though, I think I would carry over some of the same grasses that you have on the left-hand side to the right-hand side to ensure a sense of harmony throughout.
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:51 am

Thank you Laurene for your positive comments ;)
Yes, I'll draw over the similiar grass features to avoid differences on both sides.
The flowers are only an addition to the whole thing ;)
I'm glad you appreciate them ;)

I'd like to add yet, that this is very rare I'm drawing free hand... The flowers are drawn free hand ;)
Obviously the grass is too hahahaaa ;)
... but you know I mean ;)
If you remember the time when I'd joined this forum?
All my life I were drawing free hand only...
It's because I didn't know that grid method, or trasing or using projector is not cheating ;)
This is why all over the time I were thinking I'm rubbish , because without proper education I had difficulties with proportions...
Since I've joined TDF my issues are solved and I know that any method is just right as it always been ;)

So the flowers are drawn free hand ;)
I love to watching them every time I'm walking my dog.
They're shining their bright white colours over the other plants, they climbing and showing off their beauty ;)
I'm not drawing them extra detailed, because I wish to keep the bottom of the drawing kind of blurred, but I'm trying to make them recognisable and looking nice if possible...

Thank you for reading my story ;)

All the best...
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:41 pm

Hi my friends.
I'm using the opportunity that I'm on holiday this week ;)
So I'm happy to be able,to spend every day some time on drawing ;)
I've been working on the rest part of the dog's fur, from bottom to upper direction.
I've darkened a bit the clouds too.., I'm trying to give to this drawing a bit dramatic look.
I hope you like the way the drawing is going to...
Thank you.
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby danluc » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:49 pm

Hi Artur
I can see all the efforts you are doing on your drawing!
The results are coming out!
Keep it hard and exploit every moment of your free time to finish it!
Good job.

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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:04 pm

It's good to hear from you Daniele ;)
Thank you for your keen comments ...
It's not easy to be good as you, so all I can is to PRACTICE hahahah ;)
All the best Daniele !
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:39 pm

Working working working... on it ;)
I can smell the finish ... ;)
But before I'll call it finished drawing, I'll make sure there is nothing left to correct...
Nevertheless, I like a lot more the right side of this drawing... It's because of those flowers...
They just giving so much refreshing to this drawing, aren't they? Because of the flowers looking so nice, I'm blaming myself that I've failed to draw the left side as much interestingly... ;/
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Small steps will lead to the final ;)
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby Rob Bristow » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:13 pm

This has developed into something wonderful Artur
looking very special I am impressed

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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:47 pm

Do you think so, dear Rob?
When I've started drawing grass, after fewer strokes I'd made, I thought it's going to be disaster... ;)
First time dealing with grass, with clouds, two years of not drawing any fur...
I know it could have been better done, all of this, but at least I'm practising to be as good as you or the other great members of TDF ;)
I'm appreciate your positive comments ;)
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:15 pm

I'm pleased to pass you great news my friends...

THE DRAWING OF MY DOG IS FINISHED ;)

- Drawing size itself 10" x 15" ,the sheet size is a bit larger.
- Drawing paper / Conqueror Diamond White.
- Pencils / Staedtler Clutch and Staedtler Lumograph Black all grades, Kimberly 9xxb and Primo Elite Grande 5000.

It took me a WHILE !!!
I haven't expect to work on it for that long...
Usually I'm complain on my finished drawings, so you won't be surprised at all, that I'm not satisfied with this drawing too ;)
There is many places around,that should have been better done...
Sometimes it's down to being less patient, sometimes down to be clueless how to deal with some areas...
Grass, clouds, fur in some places ...
If you look at the whole drawing it might look not too bad, but if you were in my shoes, and could have a closer look to the details...
Well ;)
Obviously I do like it, I have to!
My dog is there ;)
Because I were actually practising how to draw the pet, how to draw weather and the plants around, I can't treat it as a professional art drawing...
I hope you will like this drawing even it's far from perfect.
I am learning, so I need a lot of practice ;)

Thank you for being with me, watching and following updates and most of all THANK YOU for encouraging me throughout this drawing process ;)
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- FINISHED Drawing ;)
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby Laurene » Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:57 am

Bravo Arthur! I completely agree with Rob. This has developed into something wonderful!!
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:22 am

Thank you Laurene... ;)
I couldn't ask for any better comment ;)
I forgot to mention, that I haven't copied exactly this drawing as original ref photo...
Many things is different but matching more or less...
It's my dog, so I let myself to draw it kind of free hand, not following exactly measurements and features...
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Re: Japanese Akita - F I N I S H E D !!!

Postby lauriemcg » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:29 pm

Very nicely done. Right away i went to your dog's face as the focal point, lingered there and then was allowed to wander around through the grass and flowers. I very much like the addition of the flowers on the right, adding a nice contrast of shape to the texture of the fur and grass. He feels nestled in and comfortable. It is a peaceful piece in my opinion. Well done.

Laurie ;)

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