Sketch of sketching, and a daily dog

Sketch by Eliza Stein

Here’s a sketch of my husband sketching. That’s his own sketch at the corner of mine. I use whatever implement is closest at hand for sketching, and yesterday I found this jumbo pencil/crayon hybrid in my colored pencil box. I don’t remember how it got there, but it just glided over the paper. It’s not greasy or smudgy, either:

Color Giant Pencil CrayonSince last year, I’ve been sketching my dog nearly every day. Most of these “Daily Dogs” are done while he’s sleeping, but sometimes he is a professional model who strikes the perfect pose.

Daily Dog Sketch by Eliza SteinIllustrators, artists, designers, what are your sketch habits, if any? Does your sketching style differ greatly from your finished work? What are your favorite tools and supplies? I’m curious.

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