Friday, June 25, 2010

Shaney & Marlow WIP

I worked a lot on this yesterday. A commission of two adorable pups named Shaney and Marlow. This is measured about 14x16 on UArt sanded pastel paper. This is the largest commission I have done so far as I usually stick to 11x14. So far it isn't as tough as I thought it would be but still a challenge. It's still pretty rough but getting there.
Medium: Pastel Pencils

Ocelot Eye Study

Took a small break from my commissions. I did an eye study on an Ocelot. Ocelot's are my favorite wild cat. I'm pleased with the eyes, which was the main point of the exercise and I hope to have some free time this summer to do at least a head shot.
Medium: Pastel Pencils on UArt Sanded Paper
CLICK TO VIEW FULL SIZE [I feel it looks better from far away or small as in the preview]

Thursday, June 24, 2010

3 for the price of a $1

I have entered my new puppy, Dexter and Evy the kitten in my favorite shelter's annual Calendar Photo Contest. Each vote is $1. That $1 goes directly to helping the shelter care for all of those beautiful dogs and cats that need a loving home. Your $1 vote not only helps the shelter it helps me gain votes...and...if you email me telling me you have voted you will receive 10% off a pet portrait or any other item of your choosing. Vote here! Thank you!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lab complete

Finished! I love the solemn look on this beautiful lab's face. Remember to check out PHA, the orginazation for Pulmonary Hypertension, a rare disease that needs a cure!
Medium: scratchboard with a watercolor wash
Size: 5x7

Friday, June 11, 2010

Kodi Memorial & Lab WIP

I finished the memorial piece I did for Kodi. I'm not sure I am 100% pleased with it. I think Kodi came out well and I got the image in my mind sketched out well enough...but not sure...I may try this again one day.
Medium: Scratchboard with watercolor wash
Size: 8x10

My next piece is a donation for a rare disease that is close to my heart called Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. I auctioned a 5x7 pet portrait. The winner wanted a portrait of their older lab, Nicol. I hope to finish this up tonight or close to it.