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Run Dog Run

February 9, 2011

Last weekend we went way out to the western edges of the island to watch some sled dogs haul kids around the park. I’m not traditionally a dog guy…but these critters were pretty charming. From their freaky bright blue eyes with rocker eyeliner to the way they spazzed out when they were on the leash waiting for the chance to pull.  Pretty cool dudes these sled dogs.

This is one of my current favorite tricks – the composite drawing.  Each of these dog pairs is on their own page – so I have a chance to try them out a few times. The set of three drawings gets collaged together in photoshop.

The good thing about this kiddie run – the track was so small, they’d be back around every three or four minutes.  In between I was drawing portraits of the lads waiting to pull.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 9, 2011 2:59 PM

    I like the first drawing for how it captures so much with so few lines.
    I like the third drawing, especially the dog on the right, for looking real.

  2. February 16, 2011 10:21 AM

    I find your drawings extremely inspiring, especially the goldsmiths series. What pen do you use?

    • tarosan permalink*
      February 16, 2011 7:52 PM

      Hey Jo – I just use a gel ink ballpoint pen for most of the line, and a pentel brush pen for the dark accents. Then of course the watercolor over that…


  3. asrai7 permalink
    February 27, 2011 9:44 PM

    I really like this method of digitally compiling your drawings, I’ll have to try it out myself! Great work :)

    • tarosan permalink*
      March 7, 2011 9:21 AM

      It’s second nature after all my work in digital art – and in real life – just allows me to keep drawing over the page, onto the next one :) I can relax and just draw :) not worry so much about the page format. give it a try!

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