Today’s sketch almost felt like a cheat. When I pulled Black Dog from the Halloween drawing box my immediate reaction was: “But I did a canid on Monday!” And started to obsess about how to make it different from that drawing. But in this case the solution of how to do it was simple: a black silhouette with glowing eyes which was simplicity itself. In fact thinking about this it’s easy to see how this legend became widespread. On a foggy night on the moors with the right lighting anything larger than a terrier would look frightening.
In the end the only thing remotely difficult in this sketch was getting good fog effects with a pencil.