I just finished a quick sketch of a golden retriever puppy and decided to do a step-by-step slideshow to show some of my sketching technique. When I'm drawing or painting, my main goal is to go from broad and generic to defined and detailed. I try and start with a general outline gesture to place the main components of the drawing, then I work on shading and go deeper with the detail. Since this was a sketch, it's not super detailed, but I like the way it turned out and hopefully it sheds some light on my sketching technique!
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I wanted to write a post because I won't be in contact for a week for commissions via my website or Instagram. I'm going to be in Madrid, Spain with my girlfriend from Wednesday July 4th until the following Wednesday, July 11th. I'm still accepting new commissions, but this week will be a break for me so I'll respond to any inquiries when I get back. I'm super excited to travel abroad and get to see some great museums like the Prado and the Sorolla house.
Last year I was visiting one of my best friends in Chicago around this same time so I'm happy to be traveling again. I'll be bringing my sketchbook and can't wait to share some photos from my trip once I'm back!
I just want to say thank you to everyone who supports me. It really means a lot to have people enjoy my art. My sincerest thanks to all my patrons, followers and anyone who likes seeing what I make.
For the future, I'm thinking about doing some drawing/painting tutorial videos on Instagram now that I can post longer videos. If anyone would like to learn anything specific, in terms of art techniques, then please leave a comment below! Thank you again to everyone!