As I was painting, I looked up an artist who also paints dogs -- C.M. Coolidge. He is famous for his series of "dogs playing poker." He started by drawing caricatures of people. Then he progressed to animals and finally to anthropomorphized dogs. This is where the beginning of his series began. Using bold colors and simple but strong detail, he created Dogs Playing Poker.
I also used bold colors to create my dog. I paid less attention to specific detail and making things look exact and more to highlights and shadows to bring life to my painting. I received critisicm from my classmates that improved my grass, giving it depth and the sense of movement. The creative process sparks all projects and gives ideas for improvement to all artists.
|Synectic Visions (colored pencil)|