I came up with a list of about 15 ideas, and chose three to sketch out. The idea I liked the most was a sketch of an angle below my dog sleeping on a couch. In the background is a bookcase and a photo collage. My dog sleeps a lot and often enough I take pictures of him sleeping, so it seemed obvious that I draw that.
How does the point of view impact the overall feel of the drawing?
It's a very interesting angle, I think, because I haven't seen too many drawings looking up at pets.
Discuss your creative process and how you challenged yourself to produce a quality piece.
The process was very long and stressful. There were so many textures and shading that I needed to do, and as it stands I'm not a very good artist, so I freaked out for a good chunk of the project.
I ended up using 7H, 8H, and 6B pencils for a lot of the drawing, but I'd never used different graphites before, so that was a challenge. The other challenge of this project was drawing the textures of the couch and the wooden bookcase. Making the couch look bigger as it got closer was probably the hardest part for me, especially since where it got bigger, it also got lighter. There was some trouble drawing my dog, since I didn't have the luxury of having him right in front of me to look out, but I think I did a decent job on him.