I can’t take credit for planning this, but I love the result. The composition of this drawing is fun and surprising. It’s pleasing to the eye and it helps tell the story of this great Great Dane.
We recently lost our last Siberian husky. Our house seems empty. We all miss the click of doggy toe-nails on the tile floor in the kitchen. Needless to say, even though we are not planning to welcome a new dog into our house for a few months, we have been looking around at different breeds and fantasizing about having a dog like that in our home. One of the dogs my husband is considering is a Great Dane. I think a Dane may be just a hair too tall!
I did this sketch to get the feeling for the shape of a Dane’s head. I hadn’t quite expected to run out of room so quickly, but I love the way the composition turned out! I may work this one into a painting at some point. I absolutely love the eyes! They are so expressive!