Nihon Ken Drawings
  • tobyshibatobyshiba
    Posts: 1058
    Hey all! It's been a heck of a long time since I posted anything on here. I've been very busy with my job but, I still draw lots of Japanese doggies! Thought I would share! (I'm friends with a lot of people on here on FB so some are repeats but, i'm sure there's plenty that i'm not friends with! :P)

    Hope these don't end up massive on the page -- otherwise i'll rescale them myself.

    Akita Inu
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    Shikoku
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    Plus, one from a few years ago (this was in the 2014 NKF calendar)
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    Kai
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    (Need to draw a new one, this came out a little too toony for my tastes)

    Shiba
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    Hokkaido
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    This one is also from the 2014 NKF calendar so it's a bit dated.

    Just need to draw some Kishu (and more Hokkaido!) ... I think wanna try my hand at some Yushoku Kishu next.
    Owner of Sesame Shiba Inu (Toby) 8yrs old | Illustrator & Graphic Designer | My Website - Twitter

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  • Cute! Nice to see some sesame love.

    (Also, my friend who works for Curse linked me your top Akita pic yesterday lol.)
    「怪獣荘秋田犬」Kaiju Kennels Japanese Akita and Hokkaido, Claire Matthews
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  • I really love that 3rd shiba down!
    photo Picture 3_zps4y5sotml.png Kai to the Core!
  • T_DogT_Dog
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    Very good work.
  • tobyshibatobyshiba
    Posts: 1058
    Cute! Nice to see some sesame love.


    Little biased since I have a sesame shiba. :P So I like doodling the sesame colors.
    Owner of Sesame Shiba Inu (Toby) 8yrs old | Illustrator & Graphic Designer | My Website - Twitter

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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
    Posts: 1890
    More Hokkaido, please! :3
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

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    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
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  • SayaSaya
    Posts: 2993
    Love your drawings. :)
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    Nicole, 7year old Bella(Boxer), and 7year old Saya(Shiba inu)
  • After seeing these I wish I actually practiced art a little bit better so I could draw some neat portraits of my dogs! These are super beautiful! I love how the Akita came out.
  • tobyshibatobyshiba
    Posts: 1058
    More Hokkaido, please! :3


    Thankfully there's way better examples now of the breed than before so i'll have to revisit drawing them! :)

    Shiba/Kai/Shikoku/Akita are so much easier to draw because they have such distinct headshapes & markings. I haven't tried drawing any Hokkaido or Kishu in a long time.

    After seeing these I wish I actually practiced art a little bit better so I could draw some neat portraits of my dogs! These are super beautiful! I love how the Akita came out.


    Never too late to try! :D I've really only gotten a distinct style for my portraits in the past year or so. I've been at it for years. (And thanks!)
    Owner of Sesame Shiba Inu (Toby) 8yrs old | Illustrator & Graphic Designer | My Website - Twitter

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  • SayaSaya
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    I agree never too late to try. :) Always fun to doodle or try something new.
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    Nicole, 7year old Bella(Boxer), and 7year old Saya(Shiba inu)
  • CrispyCrispy
    Posts: 1732
    Of course I'd love to see a Kishu. ;) But your portraits are really cute, for all the breeds.
    Akiyama no Roushya || 秋山の狼室 || www.kishu-ken.org
  • tobyshibatobyshiba
    Posts: 1058
    I've mostly just been working on these between commissions & work -- wish I had more time/drive to do them all right now. hah.

    I work super quick so I managed to flesh out a large portion of the shading on the Shikoku doodle from earlier this week. :) Did this shading in 16 minutes on my lunch break. Still lots to do to it but, I like it so far!

    Think I need to fix a little bit once I start painting over because it's looking Shiba in the face right now ...

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    Edit, I worked on this for another hour or so this afternoon. Loving how this is turning out now. :D
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    Owner of Sesame Shiba Inu (Toby) 8yrs old | Illustrator & Graphic Designer | My Website - Twitter

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    Post edited by tobyshiba at 2016-08-19 18:42:14
  • tobyshibatobyshiba
    Posts: 1058
    I finished my Shikoku Ken drawing over the weekend!
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    I also recorded parts of the process for anyone interested in checking it out:

    Volume ended up a little loud, so turn down your volume. Just a heads up.
    Owner of Sesame Shiba Inu (Toby) 8yrs old | Illustrator & Graphic Designer | My Website - Twitter

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  • TunaManTunaMan
    Posts: 50
    Very good work, I really like the time lapse video. Reminds me of a tablet program I've used for the same thing. Thanks for sharing .

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