Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sketching My Favorite Boy

I want to thank all of you for your great comments and advice on my last post! It is so helpful to me as I learn to navigate the art world! I did start a background yesterday for her and will be sure to post her when she is painted!

Here is a sketch I wanted to share for today . . .

This is a sketch of my sweet pug that I did from a photo. I sketched this a few months ago before I even realized how much I would enjoy it. I used a brown colored pencil and a Q-tip for smudging to shade. It was scary for me at first when I decided I wanted to try this but I surprised myself. I think that it came out pretty good for a newbie.

I have to say that I may be too intimidated to take this on as a painting. Not sure about that yet.

Hope you are all enjoying your holiday weekend!

9 comments:

  1. Oh I love your pug Diane. The love of a family pet member can never be matched. I painted my Chorizo before she passed on and I have her as well as my other FPM on my side bar. You didn't mention your pugs name but it is a cutie pie. I've never had a pug, but sometimes I'm tempted. Chorizo was Sharpei/Chow. I think you did a great job in the sketch. Why not try darkening him a little with the pencils and keep it that way. It would be great framed. Add a sealer. I like it. I want it. heheheh Tee hee. Just joshing. Have a great rest of the day.

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  2. WOW! Your real talent may be yet undiscovered! You can see her little personality in your sketch. Can't wait to see what else you do with this one! :-)

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  3. Cathy, I love your little pug! I think you should make a copy to paint and keep the original. It's darling just the way he is!

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  4. Kelly's right--you can make a copy--that's what I do when I make a sketch that I really like and am afraid to add color. I love your little pug!!

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  5. cathy, so nice to "meet" you!
    i adore your landscapes, sweet sweet flowers,
    dear creatures & faces & messages...
    i celebrate w/you your life & book & light!
    i look forward to following you too.

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  6. hi cathy!! your little pug is the absolute cutest......good for you for jumping in there with your pencil and going for it!! thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello.....have a wonderful day!!! :)))

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  7. Hi Cathy,
    Thank you for your comment, I'm glad to discover your blog and your art. I like all of it but your landscapes are amazing! Such a lovely style! I'll be back to see more.

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  8. Your sketch is incredible; what a charming pug! Love it! Thank you for following, my Blog; I intend to visit yours often. Your art speaks, to me, and I love your style with your faces and landscapes! Best to you always-Marilyn

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  9. Hi Cathy,
    I love your sketch. Why don't you venture and paint it like you do with your other sketches?
    It's worth the try, don't you think?

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