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SKYE x 5


This Spring I was hired by a local photographer – Paul Manning, of The Dog With A Bow Photography – to create five individual sketches of his dog Skye. The intention was to use the finished artwork in his promotional materials, such as on his website and business cards etc. And I was totally in!

Paul sent me his selection of Skye photos to be sketched, and indicated which he’d like in watercolour and which were to remain black and white for variety. For some of the poses I suggested we go with a custom rectangle set up, instead of the standard square, so that we could fit more of Skye proportionally on the paper. He was totally on board with that idea, so away I went and put pen (and watercolour) to paper:

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(example of Paul’s reference photo on the left, vs my sketch in progress on the right)

I put together a little slideshow that shows the five finished sketches as well as the original five photos, if you’d like to take a peek here:

(if you are having trouble viewing this slideshow, it can also be seen HERE)

As of this moment you can see the finished sketches in action peppered throughout Paul’s website (thedogwithabowphotography.com), which is super exciting! Here are some previews:

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I love what he did with the artwork, and really enjoyed working on this project! I quite admire Paul’s photography work too, so my next blog entry will be all about him actually. Stay tuned 🙂

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