Welcome to my latest Black Labrador pencil drawing of a gorgeous dog called Albert. The portrait was commissioned by Steve here in the UK. He want4d to surprise his wife and family so I really hope that it will be a lovely surprise for them all on Christmas day.
Steve emailed a number of photos of Albert for consideration for the portrait. He actually did two photoshoots with Albert as he wasn’t quite happy with the best one from the first photoshoot. Albert was looking down a little too much and it gave him a longer looking nose than how they all see him in every day life. So Steven did a second photoshoot and produced the perfect photos which you can see on the left. Albert was a very willing model … if only all dogs were that good when taking photos!
The final photo of the Black Labrador Pencil Drawing is below and I am really pleased with how the finished drawing turned out. I drew it at the 16 x 12 size which is also a lovely size for a Black Labrador.
Black Labrador Pencil Drawing
Here are some candid shots of Albert’s portrait which show him more naturally. Also one with my hand on the drawing too. He was such a lovely chap to draw and I really hope the recipient will be thrilled! You can see the scale of the drawing quite well with my hand, I really should take photos like this more often!
I really love drawing black labradors, they are superb to draw in graphite pencil. Actually pencil is the perfect medium for them, due to their dark colouring. You can really build up the layers using different grades to bring out the depth of tone in their coats.
For all of my drawings, I use a mix of pencil grades from 3b to 6b. My favourite are the Faber Castell pencils. I do also have plenty of Derwent too, they tend to be a little darker and slightly more grainy. They are good for getting the really dark, darks later on in the drawing.
Finally I hope that you enjoy viewing the photos of Albert. If you would like Black Labrador pencil drawing of your dog, please don’t hesitate to email me at any time. Take a look around my website and if you have any questions I’m always happy to help.
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