Drawing a Dog: Step 6
Dark and light tones are unified by layers of brown and pink.
UNIFYING THE VISUAL ELEMENTS: In this penultimate stage, a dark brown pencil is used to unify the tone, color and texture of our dog.
TECHNIQUE: Fine lines, continuing to follow the direction of the hair, are carefully drawn over the colored areas of the face. These lines are shorter and sharper around the eyes and centre of the face, gradually becoming broader and bolder towards the outside of the head. The dark brown pencil lines mask much of the orange, yellow and blue but leave just enough of these colors visible to suggest the healthy sheen of the dog's coat.
The dark brown pencil was also applied in stronger concentrations of lines to deepen shaded areas throughout the drawing and to outline the eyes more forcefully.
To complete this stage, hints of pink were added to color the skin on the inside of the ears and to tint the soft white hair around the nose, mouth and neck.