What a stately, gorgeous animal! I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent with this beautiful dog and my mixed media art journal last night. Thanks so much for sharing your photos, Johanna! I hope you enjoy!
Happy Weekend to all! I hope you make some time to do something that fills you with joy and satisfaction today. Peace.
I didn’t have time to include the book Kaiko was reading in my sketch, but if you visit Elisabet’s site at ercloudwalker.wordpress.com, you’ll find this dear kitty purrring along with a favorite book! I used to call my kitty with this phrase: “Is it time to read?” Wherever she was in the house, Penny would come running to snuggle and read with mama. There’s nothing like furry love, people, whether you prefer yours barking, meowing, or singing. It’s all wonderful!
I hope everyone is having a peaceful and rejuvenating weekend. Purrs and wags to all!
I love all animals, but I have to admit being partial to cats. My two passed away within about a year of each other recently, and though we’re not ready to take the plunge yet, I just can’t resist cute little kitty faces. This one was done with a 2B graphite pencil in my most humble Canson sketchbook.
Happy Tuesday! Enjoy the sun, the snow, the rain…..whatever’s happening where you are. They all have a purpose, and something to offer us. Peace.
Dennis has so many irresistible photos of Shyna on his site that I may be drawn back to her again and again. It was interesting working with the areas of her fur that are black, as I find black fur most challenging. I’m working up to it though, so Jill and Denis (and others who have been waiting patiently), I hope to feature your animals soon. Thank you for sharing terrific photos of your most adorable cat, Dennis!
There is nothing sweeter than the eyes of a dog. A challenging, foreshortened view that I’m still working on rendering just right, but every single time, such a joy to try and capture. Thank you, Jodi, for sharing your lovely photos. And thank you, Charlie, my partner in crime! You both inspire me.
Saturdays are inspiring too! Beef stew will bubble in the crockpot, some kind of cool gluten-free chocolate chunk bars will be baking in the oven…..and then let the weekend dance continue with color galore! Happy almost February…..peace.
My Polychromos colored pencils once again helped me out with this little sketch in my Strathmore mixed media art journal. I may just have to make time tonight to sketch the whole bunch! I just love bluebirds, and Kathy captures them from every angle. Sometimes they look so disgruntled, which always makes me laugh. Thanks again, Kathy! You are a huge blessing to us all!
Stay tuned for another famous face tomorrow. Not an American and not a sports figure! Woo hoo! 😀 I just hope I can resurrect it…….we shall see if the portrait gods are with me! Peace.
While watching TV last night, I was sketching faces in front of me the whole time. (It’s a great way to practice, if you’re into faces.) Time for bed, and I happened to see this book cover…and I just had to do a quick preliminary sketch, to see if I could capture their essence. For a quick sketch, I was happy with it. I’m happier with the man’s face than the cat’s, but I’d like to revisit this image and try and do it some justice. Don’t they look like a wonderful pair? Apparently, the man was a heroin addict, and this cat wouldn’t leave him alone. He wound up turning the man’s life around. I just love stories like that!
Enjoy your Saturday. I may be dancing with a ski mask and gloves on today, but I’ll be dancing! Stay warm and keep those pencils and brushes moving! 🙂