Please show Cole some love by voting, just click the link below. You can vote daily through 3/5. I entered Cole’s portrait in a online contest for pet portraits through DickBlick.com. I’m hoping to make a decent showing, fingers crossed.
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Tags: animals, art, Canson, characters, Cole, Contest, design, DickBlick.com, drawing, pastel, Pet, pet portrait, Pet portrait contest, portrait, Vote
Tags: crochet, hat, landscapes, pattern, ravelry, sale, slouch
Tags: amigurumi, Celtic, crochet, sea turtle, turtle
I won a random drawing contest, the prize a handmade amigurumi from Forever Stitchin… personalized. If anyone knows me at all, they know how much I love sea turtles. Funny thing I didn’t have a sea turtle or turtle amigurumi and just haven’t gotten around to making one for myself. This one is so special to me as it was made by a good friend. Note the exquisite detailing on the shell, Celtic like my logo. I love this, but now to keep my littles from trying to claim it as their own.
Tags: art, concept, design, drawing, face, fine art, human, illustration, journal experience, party, pencil, portrait, sketch, traditional
I am so excited to finally have my computer and drawing desk set back up. I started this portrait. I plan on working hard and heavy on it this holiday weekend.
Tags: Fairy, baby, mom, mother, wings, sketch, drawing, pencil
Happy Mother’s Day to everyone who is a mom (fur babies and other people’s kids etc. count too), been a mom, or dads who are moms too. I know today isn’t wonderful for everyone especially for those who lost their mom, lost a baby or those who don’t have a loving mom.
Today has been a day of relaxing for me. Except for installing a kitchen faucet… oh well. Anyways reading, hooking and drawing. It’s my day off and trying to enjoy it as much as I can. What do you think of my sketch?
Tags: art, black and white drawing, characters, charcoal, Charlie, dog, drawing, illustration, Illustration Friday, journal experience, lab, labrador, light, painting, photography, relationships, sketch book
Not too long ago I had a blonde haired blue eyed baby boy. We went to a play group at the local hospital here. We met some wonderful moms and dads… making many friends for life. One of these moms, Sarah, let me be part of a super secret Christmas present for her husband. It was a portrait of their fur baby Charlie, a beautiful lab and so sweet too. I finished the portrait and was ready to ship it to her as they had moved, miss them terribly. I was heart broken and sad to find out Charlie wasn’t doing very well at all. As requested I held on to the portrait for an additional week while the family said their good byes. Thank you for letting me create this portrait for you. Media gray paper and charcoal pencil
I submitted this to Illustration Friday for the category of “Strong”. I believe there are strong bonds of family between friends and fur babies.
Tags: art, bentley, black and white drawing, characters, charcoal, collie, dog, drawing, drawings, duet, figurative, fine art, graphic, illustration, journal experience, light, new, pencil, portrait, sketch, sketch book, space, sugar babe
Recently we moved house… not something I recommend for the faint of heart. I love our new house and I also have my very own room for my studio with a view. Its wonderful. Right before the move I was commissioned for a challenging project. 2 dogs on a 8 x 10, black and white charcoal. It was tricky as the original photograph was low resolution. The portrait was a surprise so I have had to keep this one on the down low until it was revealed. It turned out amazing and I am so thrilled that my customers loved it especially since it was for someone I have known all my life. I will work on posting from beginning to finish so that you can see the process. What do you think of Sugar Babe and Bentley?