I thought I'd give a little constructive critique to help out later in your career. This is indeed a very cute piece. The expression on this dog's face is quite adorable. The only thing I noticed on the face really was the shape of the eyes. A dogs eyes are more of an oval shape, and very slightly slanted (on this breed), and should maybe be moved forward towards the stop only a little bit. Depending on the way I draw noses on a dog, I usually leave a sort of arc shape for the nostrils, which are either lighter or darker than the actual nose colour.
The paws are only slightly to small. Other than that, they look quite good.
My last little piece here is about the tail and hind quarters of the dog. I noticed that the hind leg is a bit to short, the place where the fur begins to curl in (or out) to end the lines of the legs should be higher up towards the back a bit.
Making the tail a little longer would also be advice.
This is no doubt a great drawing! I hope I could help out by giving this critique!
Thank you very much!! I'll definitely keep that in mind for my next drawing(s). Now that I think of it, I agree completely.
I'm glad I could help. I usually try to get my anatomy as close as I can. Pity, I have two German shepherds (Well ones a mix), 11 dogs in total, and not one of them will stand still long enough for my to study them.
Haha, yeah, I was looking at a picture of my cousin's border collie. Unfortunately it was blurred...
Dogs need to learn the 'FREEZE!" command, in which they freeze, stop everything they're doing and allow their owners to study them so they can get anatomy right. I think I try teaching that one actually. Usually I just call out "Stack", but as soon as they realize that this is not the show ring, it's almost like a "Screw it. I'm gonna play with my ball now bro."
I know right! I tried to teach my puppy to stack and all but he doesn't get it. Oh well. He just tries to bite the leash and play with my hands or lick my face. Oh well.
Oh puppies are so much fun though. Who wants to be all business when you know you can just give someone the look and start a game of fetch? (Even though my dog had the ULTIMATE strait face when he was a pup. )
Yeah I know, mine has the goofiest expression, 24/7