This is an 10″ x 8″ drawing of a dog in a sweater, created with oil pastels, pens, colored pencils, and a little white paint pen. The friendly pup’s name is Johnny Cash, and he’s one of the first subjects in a new series of animal portrait art drawings. The drawing style begins with light colored pencil for the initial sketch, black pen for deep dark detailed areas, oil pastels on top, and a touch of white for highlights.

Johnny’s an awesome dog with a great sense of humor. Don’t let his day naps fool you; he loves to run laps around the house. And when he gets to go to the dog park, look out! He runs non-stop! Johnny enjoys it so much that he’s fully aware of when his owner is ready to leave, and he loves a good game of chase before heading home.

Special thanks to his owner for providing a fantastic reference photo!

Drawing of a Dog in a Sweater with Oil Pastels

Drawing of a Dog in a Sweater with Oil Pastels
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10 thoughts on “Drawing of a Dog in a Sweater with Oil Pastels

  • July 7, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    I love this. Beautiful.

  • July 16, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Thanks Lou!

  • August 21, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Hi Michael!!!
    One of the most cutest, work of urs…i just love this…U r truly amazing in giving beautiful expressions…Wishing you gud luck always:))))
    Hv a great , funfilled weekend…gud wishes to ur dear ones, too:))
    God Bless!

  • August 23, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you very much! I appreciate your encouragement and well wishes! 😉

  • August 23, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Oooops!! Michael, so sorry..i forgot to mention my name up on the above comment…as i was using my friend’s laptop..LOL!! finally i am sending mesg. thru mine…..
    Wishin u gud luck for ur works always…hv a superb week ahead…:))
    God Bless!!

  • August 25, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    I had a feeling the “anonymous” comment was from you, Umesh! lol, Thank you so much! 🙂 Have a great week too!

  • October 23, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    I am trying my habd at pets. I’ve got to say this is a great rendition. Keep up the good work

  • February 8, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    great art. its so cute, i love this. very beautiful. thanks for posting this.

  • February 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Michael, your use of mixed media simply amazes me, it was never something I could wrap my head around, but I am more of a digital guy myself.

    Check out my Top 10 Ways to Become a Better Artist

  • April 12, 2010 at 4:46 am

    You are a great artist and your works are amazing. Keep it up….I like the dogs that you drew….

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