This is an artwork of a beautiful husky dog. Luna is a real wonder of nature – free-spirited, intelligent and perfectly at home in the great outdoors, running through the forests of northern Europe and the Siberian steppes.
Huskies are stunning dogs with the real air of a wild wolf about them – nature just about tamed.
In spite of their wolfish appearance, they’re not at all wolfish in temperament and are a true friend to man – sweet, friendly, intelligent, and a wonderful companion and working dog.
I wanted to show my husky in a setting of nature - natural fir branches and pine cones from a cool northern forest where I hope my husky will feel right at home.
Behind the scenes of my artwork
Take a look at how I created the art from my drawings...
- I take the individual drawings and scan them into the computer
- I work with them digitally in Adobe Illustrator to put them together into a composition
- I tweak colours and create backgrounds to make the finished artwork
Please click on the images below to see the full-sized image and description...
A Portrait of Devotion - Creating my German Shepherd Art
Lyla, here, is such a truly beautiful dog, with her thick, wavy fur, alive with colours, and her keen, lively eyes.
In this artwork, I want to emphasise her loving loyalty, as a companion and friend to her owner; her keen intelligence, which makes her such a pleasure to be around; and her immense courage and confidence.
I chose to surround Lyla with these splendid, purple-blue Monkshood flowers (Aconitum). These flowers have a very special meaning in the Language of Flowers, signifying chivalry and the bravery and devotion of the medieval knight-errant.
I think this is a really lovely meaning for a German Shepherd dog, pointing in particular to her courage and protective nature, as well as her devotion to her own family.
- I created my artwork from pen and ink drawings, dog and flowers all drawn out separately.
- I scan the drawings into the computer and import them into my illustration programme.
- I play about with composition and colour to create the final piece, adding layers of interest to create a sense of depth.
Take a look at how I created Lyla's German Shepherd art, below. Just click on the images below for more detail...