Drawing a Dog

When a client asked me to draw her dog Kipper for use in her new business I was delighted, my design business is NaughtyMutt Ltd – Fred is our dog and I like a challenge.

Any commission goes through a process, part of this is getting to know the subject. In the case of converting Kipper to a coloured line drawing it meant sitting with photographs of him, learning about his character from his owner and then making sheets of drawings with my fine graphic pen, some looked just wrong, others OK but at some point in the process – not the first drawing and not the last I got it right.

My client was really pleased: Hi there Carla, the logo is fab –┬áthank you. That was nice as there’s always a breath-holding moment inbetween sending previews to a client and the feedback. I hope you enjoy Kipper, the process – the coloured image is the final one.