This is my female Shih Tzu, Bishi.  Earlier in this blog, I have a line drawing of Bishi and Pango (male).  They are such gentle, loving dogs, I don’t know why I haven’t painted them more.  They are gold and white, so the next painting will have to be in color.   This is 4-1/2 X 6 in my sketchbook, using my usual flair with water wash.

Photo of Bishi

This is the photo I used for the sketch.  I see in the photo that her head was tilted more and I like that.  I learn a lot from my rushing the drawings and making mistakes….or rather not making the best choices!  Now, I’ll definitely mark the tilt before drawing next time.

2 Responses to “Bishi with a bow”

  1. Karen & MacGregor says:

    Great job! Excellent likeness. I think you have the “triangle of eyes and nose down pat! Giving her a head tilt might make her look a little happier. And if she is not looking directly at the viewer you might be able to capture the questioning look she has in her picture. I bet it is really hard to do a line drawing of a pale colored dog.

  2. thom says:

    the likeness is quite sharp. I look at the image and totally see her, even before viewing the photo… good stuff!

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