I finally chose a name I chose it because a horse is, in my opinion, the most beautiful creature on this planet. The horse is a huge inspiration for artwork, it is depicted many many times by many various artists. We are enchanted by its power and grace in a way that is very difficult to describe.
anyhoo, finished this tonight. i was sick of it being unfinished for so long.
reference by an amazing photographer go check her out! here's the ref
created for 's contest here is the [link] to the contest
This is a detail from a large oil painting of my cat, Azara. I still haven't found a scanner big enough or a camera high enough quality to do the entire portrait justice. Here is her little face, though. I think it may be a little warped from camera angle, but it's hardly noticeable.
Azara is the perfect indoor cat and generally a very agreeable, sweet pet with a heart of gold. She isn't loud (speaking mostly in soft trills), doesn't claw furniture (usually), and never, EVER relieves herself anywhere but the litterbox. She never bites or scratches. At the vet, she is silent and trusting, pressing herself against me instead of trying to escape. This kitty is also a great judge of character. When I first started dating the man who is now my husband, I introduced her to him. He was the first guy I had ever brought home that she didn't react to with fear. In fact, she liked him. :3 (It's no wonder; he is by far the nicest guy I've ever been with!) She still loves him, too! These days, she continues to bless our luckier (perhaps kinder?) guests with her approach and gentle presence and is teaching our new kitten how to be a good pet.
Colored pencil on black paper, 9"x12". Photo referenced pet portrait. ~6 hours of work
I never have gotten the name of the dog, but it's a beautiful terrier. I was given a large number of very good photos to reference, but chose the head shot due to the small size of the paper.
This is a donation commission for the March of Dimes last spring in a silent auction. The individual who won the commission sent me photos late last November, and any of you who have followed my account for a while know I have not submitted any art in the time since then. This has been sitting around waiting to be drawn for so long that I felt it was only right to finish it before moving on to other art pieces begging to be created and finished.
Anyway, enjoy. I'm hoping to make time for one or two art sessions per week during the next couple months. So, here's to hoping.
Commission work. ( first of three dogs ) Charcoal, graphite pencils Canson pure white board ------------------------------------ My original art is available for sale. Note me if you are interested about any piece.