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2018 CCEE Pet Sketches
Here are six pet sketches I did at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. I finally got off my butt to upload them after I had to use them in sample signs. All of them were commissions except for the cockatiel. That's mine!
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Jack Russell Terriers
I drew pet sketches again at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo and a young man purchased two sketches of his Jack Russell terriers. They were fun to do! They are 2.5x3.5".
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So, one little twist of fate solved a lot of problems at once! Let me tell you about it.

For the past few years, my friend and I have been tabling at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. I have always struggled to find a sustainable product to sell - I just don't have the portfolio that a lot of artists have. Even worse, I didn't have any new art for the show. My friend sells jewelry and I accepted that I'm here to talk to people, hang out with my friend and enjoy the show.  Then, m partner had to cancel a few weeks before the show date. "Ahhhhh! Nooooo!" I thought, especially as I only had enough inventory to fill half the table.

So, I decided I would do pet sketches at the table. I made a sign and made some ACEO sized samples and cut up a stack of cardstock. As my forte is birds and horses, I literally had a "how to draw animals" book out and tried drawing cats and dogs. I didn't think anyone would pay me money, LOL, but I ended up taking 19 commissions! Some are pencil crayon, some are marker. I finished five or six at the show and just finished the last one this morning. Apparently when time and money are on the line, I can draw dogs and cats pretty good. The lesson learned is to believe in yourself, as corny as that sounds.

You can see them on Instagram: www.instagram.com/calzephyr77, but I will also be sharing them here. Stay tuned!

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Christine Bennett
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Canada
Current Residence: Canada
Favourite genre of music: Rock. Definitely.
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RJBartrop Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks for watching!
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!  Have your cake and eat it too Minecraft cake (Pixel art) Macaron Cake with candles 50x50 icon Refreshing Cake with candles 50x50 icon Patrick (Cake) [V1]
Expect something in the mail.
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calzephyr Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again for the birthday wishes!
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holymacro Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018
Happy Birthday!!!May you have a awesome day and many more!!!God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz:  :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:
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calzephyr Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for remembering every year Glen! :-) :-)
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holymacro Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018
I hope you have a great day and many more!!!!
     God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Easter

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calzephyr Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Easter to you and Chris!
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Thagirion Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I had a nice one.
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TrueMefista Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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