Dogs are wonderful for doing warm-up sketches, since they come in *so many* shapes and sizes. Some have short, squashed faces with tons of little folds and wrinkles, others have long, almost anteater-like snouts that you can exaggerate for comedic effect. And even dogs of the same breed can have different ways of being drawn – you can see at the bottom where I started to riff on different pitbulls.

In fact, the only other thing I draw more often for my warm-up sketches are dinosaurs, because, come on, dinosaurs.

News: Posted September 21st, 2012 by Alina

^ 14 Comments to “Goggies”

  1. KenderBryant Says:

    So what’s your favorite breed? Mine is the Siberian Husky. I also like the Malamute which is similar. Labs and beagles are good, as are corgis and dalmations. I also like German Shepherds.

    Posted September 21st, 2012 at 1:33 am
  2. CommanderSil Says:

    German Sheppards crossed with Rottweilers are the best. Thanks for the awesome sketches of cute doggies, it’s made my day :)! (Also, is there such a thing as a non-psychotic Chihuahua? It’s hilarious :P)

    Posted September 21st, 2012 at 1:44 am
  3. Alina Says:

    My favorite breeds in person, so to speak, are labs & retrievers. They’re just super friendly, easy-going dogs. But my favorite dogs to *draw* are all of the really interesting looking ones – pugs, shar peis, pomeranians, bulldogs, yes, but also afghans, komondors, chinese crested… The list goes on!!

    Posted September 21st, 2012 at 2:19 am
  4. lilalexei Says:

    I personally prefer mutts, especially ones from the shelter. Too many of the pure breeds in North America have been inbred to the point of genetic illness.

    Posted September 21st, 2012 at 8:29 am
  5. Stephen Says:

    I do quite enjoy the spastic Chihuahua. BUt you need to draw a Shar-Pei sometime. In a rocking chair…..knitting….a sweater…cause they remind people of grandmothers.

    Posted September 21st, 2012 at 9:44 am
  6. Oh yeah, that Chihuahua is really great! I’m not much of a dog person though. Unless its a puppy, I don’t really give in to dogs much.

    Posted September 21st, 2012 at 11:06 am
  7. KenderBryant Says:

    I saw a husky/shepherd mix puppy at my local Ren Fest once. It was SOOOOOOO adorable. The light gray and brown with white coloring made it look even MORE like a wolf. I loved watching it try to get off it’s leash. I want one! I was sooooo tempted to dognap that puppy (I wouldn’t have really, but…. you know).

    Posted September 21st, 2012 at 11:37 am
  8. xero Says:

    and you call yourselves geeks. the correct answers are Great dane named scooby or a welsh corgi named Ein though a mutt named Dookie is also acceptible

    Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 2:00 pm
  9. talenkarr Says:

    your middle pit is spot on! I know alot of pits and they are IF RAISED PROPER!!! the derppyest breed I ever met. my fav one was one called Apachee his mom was pred to fight. she had to be put down but Apachee was our toasted marshmellow! he was white with a large tan spot on his back. I miss him

    Posted September 23rd, 2012 at 1:41 am
  10. KenderBryant Says:

    @xero: I DID mention corgis as one of my fave breeds. The reason: Cobwboy Bebop. What do you think of a small white dog (no idea what breed) with a black mask around the eyes named Bandit?

    Posted September 24th, 2012 at 1:16 am
  11. Bender_Sastre Says:

    Vogon Poetry: I feel your pain, man.

    My 2nd girlfriend was a music teacher. She had me listen to some “experimental” violin music one night. I play the violin better that the person who was evoking that “noise”. And by “better” I mean I, who have NEVER PLAYED THE VIOLIN IN MY LIFE, could have created better violin music than that.

    Posted September 24th, 2012 at 1:27 am
  12. KenderBryant Says:

    Jaegerize your Internet! Follow this link (http://lapse.nerdvana.org.au/code/jagerise/) and watch webpages get Jaegerized! If you don’t know what Jaegermonsters are, I’m truly sorry and you NEED to read Girl Genius! Note: Does NOT work on ALL pages (Ex: Weregeek and Moosehead Stew). Pages that can’t be Jaegerized will say: “Zis page must uf lozt itz het.”

    Posted September 24th, 2012 at 1:42 am
  13. Harrow Says:

    Dejected, defeated Dustin dreads dreary death doggerel. Say that five times quickly. Also: I love Dustin’s cringing expression!

    Posted September 24th, 2012 at 2:58 am
  14. Harrow Says:

    Hah! My family does something like this when we play Apples to Apples, though it’s not nearly this bad. The game sort of limits you with its selection. And yes, it’s the most mild-mannered people who have the most sick, sick minds!

    Posted September 25th, 2012 at 12:48 am