Happy last week of the challenge!!!
Crazy days like today make me anxious for it to be over. Between babysitting all day, trying to draw, doing work for my other business (I sell Monat hair products), and everyday life, one less thing on my plate is going to be a welcome thing!
Medium: Graphite pencil and white ink gel pen on acid free paper
Inspired/nominated by: My honorary big sister Heather! This is her pupper Daisy 🙂
Favorite parts: The grass in front with the daisies! When Heather requested I do a picture of Daisy, I thought it would be sweet to have her in grass surrounded by daisies. Once she sent me a picture of Daisy in the grass, I knew that it was meant to be!
Challenging parts: The eye and ear on the right side. Getting the shading right was a real challenge, and while I’m not 100% happy with how it ended up, the more I tried to make it better, the worse it got. I even took a 2 hour break, but still it wasn’t working. But, I can’t say I’m ever 100% happy with ANY of my pieces 😉
Product availability: This drawing is available in my Etsy shop here. Prints will be available soon.
Only four drawings left in the challenge! What has your favorite drawing been so far?
Happy National Puppy Day!!!!
It’s kind of funny; I couldn’t remember what today’s drawing was going to be, so to mentally prepare I looked at my schedule last night. And what do you know, it was my dog! What better way to celebrate Puppy Day than by drawing the sweetest pupper ever?
Medium: Graphite pencil on acid free paper
Meet Mason! He’s an Australian Shepherd mix, and seriously so sweet. We’ve had him for five years, and he’s about eight or so years old. There’s not much paperwork on him, and what we do have, his birth year is inconsistent. We adopted him from a local shelter; they somehow knew we’d be a great fit and instead of us going to go check him out and then having them come to do a home visit to make sure the house was suitable for him, they brought him to us and got it all done in an afternoon! He was a relatively new dog to the shelter at that point, and had just been sent to them from another shelter in ALABAMA. Mase was found roaming the streets with another dog, but was fully trained and in great health. The first time he’d ever seen snow was with us, and he was so scared of it! I think this winter was the first time he ever played in it! He’s depressed that it’s melting; he’s going to miss it!
Today is Drawing #7, which means one week has been completed! Woo hoo!
I feel like every day of the challenge there has been some circumstance or another that makes me question as to if I’ll be able to get that drawing done or not (I guess that’s why it’s call a challenge?). Today was no exception as it was a snow day (and another confirmed for tomorrow already!), and I find it really hard to concentrate with everyone home.
Thankfully, my husband took the kiddos outside to clear the driveway and play, and I was able to get most of the drawing done during that time, and was able to finish it up while the kiddos were playing quietly!
Medium: Graphite pencil and white ink on acid free paper
Remember my latest pet portrait, Lassie?
Well, she’s all framed and beautiful!
Thank you so much for sharing, Linda and Don!
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