>> Sunday, March 20, 2011
I finally finished another piece of artwork that I've been working on, off and on, for the last several weeks in my spare moments. Presenting Toby:
Does he look familiar to anybody? In case you can't quite place the face, try looking here. He's faithful friend and walking companion to wonderful Adirondack Naturalist blogger Ellen. Ellen, thanks so much for the opportunity to draw Toby. He's just so darn cute!
I have started doing a few commissioned pet portraits here and there, and it's great fun. After all, my favorite subjects are always critters of one sort or another. They've been a good challenge, both in how to capture canine personality in pastels, and also in how to work with tricky lighting and angles. This is Sandy, who I drew a few weeks ago:
Now to go clean all the pastels off my person... oops, and off my keyboard too.