Friday, January 28, 2011

Bulldog Puppy

A friend of my daughter has a bulldog puppy which I met and fell in love with, so I decided to draw one. I needed a 5x7 size to take to art shows as an example for my pet portraits. This will also be for sale.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Portrait of Ringo

Here is the last portrait of my own animals, at least the ones that live in the house! Ringo is a ten year old Jack Russell terrier that my good friend gave to me a few years ago. He is my constant shadow and will follow me up and down the stairs a hundred times a day. For the most part he is very much the boss of the other two , even though he is the smallest! I hope you have enjoyed meeting my furry family.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sam the Cat Portrait

 The cold weather and snow are still here, so I kept going with the drawings I can work on totally in the house!I love the gourds and carving but they require time spent outside sanding and sawing. I do have a heated shop in the barn but the really dusty work I try to do outside. So here is the portrait of my cat Sam,first barely started and then basically finished except for a few touchups here and there. So I just have my Jack Russell to do and all my pets will be immortalized in colored pencil. I also have my horses and the goat but I better get back to work on some orders I have for gourds and a carved toilet seat.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Shelby portrait

Since it has been so cold and snowy out, I couldn't bring myself to go out in my shop and clean gourds. Instead  I decided to draw a portrait of our dog Shelby in colored pencils. I rescued Shelby as a puppy from a shelter, so she is of unknown origins. Here is a picture of the first nights work and then the finished project!