Sketching animals means no expectations from the model for their portrait. No “do I look like this?” or “are you done?”. The down side is that they usually don’t like posing, even if they don’t know that they are. In the end, a lot of back views, a little side views and no front views.
Dessiner des animaux enlève toute attente du modèle envers son portrait. Pas de ” est-ce que je ressemble à ça?” ou ” tu as fini?”. Le revers de la médaille c’est qu’ils n’aiment pas poser, même si ils ne savent pas qu’ils posent. Et cela donne beaucoup de poses vue de dos, un peu de coté et pas du tout de face.
14 thoughts on “What to do with a non cooperative model?”
These are such fun! I love the side view………
Oh he is adorable! I know what you mean about sketching animals my older dog gets up and leaves if he even suspects for a moment that I’m sketching him.
Lovely sketches! You managed to give the “bushy” hair
He looks so real and alive ! Well done!
These are great! I have Westies and am trying to capture all that hair…you do it so well here. Positions are so realistic.
These are wonderful! Such energy and wonderful dogginess…
very cute . . . such fun!!
These are fabulous and the ipod is so hi-tech!
As to what one does with an uncooperative models?
No pose, no biscuit!!
I shall remember that, no pose, no biscuit…should work.
thank you very much to every one.
Well done – great job with the fur! Energy, texture, cuteness …. what more could there be? nancy
I love these sketches! Great looking little dogs!
Great sketches and wonderful job on getting them transfered into the digital format too!!
Thank you for your wishes, and it’s really great to be back too. Things had gotten a bit chaotic for me, but I believe that’s normal for all weddings especially during the preparation and planning time. I had fun doing the card, and I might do another one when we’re having another “chinese-style” reception when we’re in Malaysia too ^^ We’ll see
Thank you Nancy and Sharon.
Thank you Alex. It will be interesting to see your Malaysian invitation.
For the digital images of the dog, I drew them directly on an iPod touch, it’s really fun!
I just love the pictures – absolutely gorgeous – you are so talented and lucky.