Posted on 14 October 201214 October 2012Chairs, Dog and Baby My sketchbook pages for the past couple of days include sketches of my brother’s Welsh springer spaniel. One month old and not as active as Frank but difficult to draw in perspective. His face is proportionately small in comparison to the size of his head. Frank getting rather silly. Too active to draw any detail. Frank waiting for the next game. Frank, my brother’s energetic one-year old springer spaniel. Armchairs are slightly more drawing friendly as they’re usually simple shapes, comfortably saggy or plumped up, and solid, so you don’t have the network of negative shapes to deal with. Chairs are always a bit of a challenge for me. The legs have to be the right length, so that they touch the floor in a reasonably convincing perspective. I find myself double-checking by looking at each negative shape; the spaces between legs, arms and supporting struts.