This was fun! I don’t draw very many cats so I thought this would be a good practice. And it was. I love the prospective. White fur is still a challenge and it certainly doesn’t photograph well for the novice photographer, but I like it. Very relaxing to draw.
What you don’t see in this photo is the big big boo boo I made. When I started this piece I had the bright idea to put tape in the margins so I wouldn’t have to do a lot of erasing at the end. I could have used masking or painter’s tape and that would have been the smart thing to do….BUT NOOOOOOOOO….I thought it would be a good idea to use some cute washi that I had on hand. Big Mistake. I could remove all of the washi, in areas the paper is ripped, and I have an adhesive residue in other areas…..So take a lesson from me, Do not use washi on Bristol Smooth paper, lol
I hope this finds you chillaxing and enjoying these warmer days.
Hello! In my part of Virginia the weather is getting cooler and the holidays are approaching. I have friends that have started decorating their homes for Christmas. Usually, I am one of those type of people that thinks that you should enjoy one holiday at a time…but this year? This year I get it. These are crazy times in the U.S. and the world in general. We need something that brings a little love and happiness, even if its only in our homes.
Kind of sad really but as unpleasant as it is, Unfortunately, that is where we are at this point and I’m going to do a lot of praying.
About the drawing
This was a commission that a Realtor asked me to draw this home as a closing gift for her Sellers. Of course, I was happy to oblige:) Both of them were very happy which is always a relief. This was pretty cool to draw and was a nice stretch to the skills.
When a commissioned piece is delivered, it isn’t often I get to see the person actually receive the work I have done. But with the modern marvel of Face time, I was able to see her reaction has she opened the portfolio of the Lighthouse drawing inside. I could actually see the excitement and happiness as her eyes took in every little detail. As I watched her gaze at every little stroke of my pencil….My emotions were as blurry as this picture I have posted….I mean lets face it, if I were a photographer this would be a totally different blog… Anyway, I went from anticipation, to worry, then fear til finally elation. I am so appreciative she trusted me to make this keepsake and very happy she loved it.
I really missed all of this. Art and Blogging. I have no one to blame but myself and this is my first step….I’m so serious that I am up writing this at 2:50 in the morning. 🙂
This pooch looks very wise and well acquainted with the ways of the world….Like the Yoda of dogs, lol. It wasn’t the easiest to render but I think this will go down to be one of my favorites. The process was so much fun, all shaggy hair! And I bet where ever he is, his belly is full of turkey 🙂
Do you have your tree up?
The holidays are approaching. I can’t say that it completely snuck up on me as I have been seeing Christmas stuff since Back to School shopping. IMO, it is a little much. So, While everyone is doing their Black Friday shopping, I am going to spend the day in my PJ’s and in the studio 🙂
Things here are going pretty well. Work has kept me pretty busy, but I found this old drawing that I set aside and I have been working on it on and off. It feels pretty great drawing and I found it much easier to leave it out handy and work on it when I can steal a few minutes here and there.
I’m not complaining….A little time is better than nothing! And today is an on day!
So……I have the Hallmark Channel, homemade chicken ‘n dumplings on the stove and my drawing….what’s to complain about.
So, my question for you is: How often are you able to work on your art?
“A Puppy for Brittany”-Commission Graphite on Bristol Smooth
This portrait is almost too cute to send to its new home. Seriously, I wanna keep it, lol But I guess, I won’t…my client has been waiting long enough for her portrait. I think I am so attached because it has been a while since I completed a pet portrait and I really missed it.
Drawing this subject matter again was not like riding a bike. I had gotten pretty good at drawing animals, but in experimenting in other medias and different subjects, I was more than a little rusty. In the end, I figured it out and she loves it, but it wasn’t without patience from my client and my stubbornness.
That’s all that is on my drawing table, but on a personal note, things at home are going great! My daughter is home from college and I have missed her terribly! I am going to be a great-aunt to a baby girl and the family is so excited! ANNNND I will be celebrating 22 years of marriage to the Mister on July 14th.
I hope your spring/summer is great and you are enjoying sunshine, flip-flops, cook outs and laughs! Don’t forget the sunscreen 😉