Something a little different today. I wanted to do another dog to increase my chops and James suggested a collie with some sheep. Pretty happy with this one. The background is a little scrappy but has a certain charm.
I started off with a couple of thumbnail sketches. I still quite like the first one as it fills the paper a little better but in the end I went for something like the second one. I liked the pose of the dog and the way the sheep were all bunched together into one big shape.
I started with the dog to get some darks in . He’s rather fine I think. I left the whites completely white at this point intending to go back at the end to put in some very subtle shading. The dark parts of the coat came out well. Just a little variation in the value and added in some color to liven things up.
Now onto the sheep. A lot of yellow ochre and again leaving the whites completely white until the end to put in some shadow.