Thursday, May 3, 2012

So it looks like I have a busy summer ahead of me.

Canandaigua Waterfront Arts Festival July 28th and 29th, Brockport Arts Festival August 11th and 12th, Arts at Sonnenberg Gardens August 18th and 19th, and Letchworth Arts and Crafts October 6th, 7th and 8th. I have attached the links for the events for those of you that are interested. I better get drawing!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Graphite Pencil Drawings of Houses

After the Christmas rush I was commissioned to draw two lovely houses. This was a first for me, I had never drawn any type of building before (or trees for that matter!) and to be honest I was a little nervous about it. One of the reasons I was nervous was because the portraits were only 5.25 inches square! I had never drawn anything so small, how would I capture all the detail???  I started with the house I was least looking forward to drawing ~ the house with the tree in front. I figured if I could get that one done, the second house would be a breeze.
I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed drawing the houses in the end, and the house I was dreading the most turned out to be my favorite out of the two. I am looking forward to drawing more houses in the near future.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Australian Cattle Dog

Head & Shoulders Color Pencil Portrait
This is a color pencil portrait of an Australian Cattle Dog called Sadie, and was given to her owner as a Christmas present. I think this is one of my best color portraits yet!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A couple of German Shepherds

I hadn't drawn a german shepherd before and I received 2 commissions within days of each other! Both were Christmas presents which is why I couldn't post pictures of them before now. The first was a close-up color pencil portrait of Sophie, and the second, a full body graphite pencil portrait of Pepper, a black lab/shepherd mix.
Full body Graphite Pencil Portrait 
Head & Shoulders Color Pencil Portrait