Inktober Challenge, Day 19. A very hasty sketch of the pup. I began it with a newish pen that is hard to control, dry scratches one stroke and bold the next. Cleaned it up with a finer pen. My mom used to call anything with its head on one side and its tail end on the other a mugwump. Cracked me up as a kid.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
Inktober Challenge, Day 12. Our little Billie, who won't be little for long. She's just 13 weeks now and as I sketched her, I took note of what will be some impressive musculature. She's a pit bull and already bigger than her fully grown brother, a Boston Terrier.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Inktober Challenge, Day 9. Had a wonderful time with my kids and granddoggies at Hoyt Arboreturm today. I haven't done a lot of plein air drawing or painting since I moved back to the mainland, so it was a treat to sit on a rock in the sun on this beautiful, sunny fall day with my favorite ink pen and sketchbook. A truly perfect day.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Inktober Challenge, Day 7. I took a workshop many years ago with watercolor legend Irving Shapiro, who taught "Fail to plan, or plan to fail." It's so important, yet I so often just plunge in, like I did today. Although you may not notice at first glance, these are my two grandoggies battling over a stuffed toy. I ran out of page before Billie showed up. Oh well, next time.