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! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I did! I spent some time with my little pack of 3. We didn’t do all that much, I cooked and we watched some TV and laughed a lot, but it was more than enough and I’m very thankful.
On Friday, we went to the movies and watched Creed II. It was a great movie! Although, the movie did make me realize that I was around during the old Rocky movies and getting on up there in years, lol Strange that a movie can bring on angst regarding my mortality, but there it is. Seriously, if you like Rocky movies, you won’t be disappointed.
I am hoping to get back in the studio this week. I have a commission that needs to be completed and a few pieces that need to be started. I won’t mention the box of misfit works that need tending to, that have me stumped! But such is life 🙂
Do you have a box of misfits that you can’t throw or won’t away?
“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 😉
I giggled the whole time I drew this sweet little portrait. Those ears….those wrinkles….those bulging eyes! I mean, seriously? What’s not to love!
I treasure each experience when drawing these little love bugs…But this experience was different. I smiled like a complete goof ball every minute I was at the drawing table and quite frankly I was sad when it was over. I dunno, it just made me happy.
Unfortunately, she has passed over the Rainbow Bridge but the owners loved their tribute to remind them what joy she brought to their life.