My Proposal

**Every day I will post a Quicksketch of a dog. In the future I may post longer sketches and paintings but for now... just a Dog A Day.
I will post it even if I'm not in love with it- I NEED to try and draw every day! ***Hopefully***

Sketches are all done on 18x24 newsprint with a Conte Pencil unless otherwise noted.
Click On images to make them larger and to see the detail!!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Work in Progress...

I hate not having anything up right now so I am sharing my work in progress.

Life has been getting crammed so I am doing the best I can with the time I currently have...

I'll post the final piece when I'm done.

I'm also looking at starting painting again... just need the block of time to dedicate to it. 

Working on it... I'll get there.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


I was working on a dog today but I'm using a new paper and it is proving challenging.

I'm hoping to have these daily dogs up for sale soon, but I want to find the best paper to offer them on before I make them available.

Newsprint does not last long.....

I should have the one I'm working on available for view soon. 


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Inked with Embarrassment

I did a pen drawing today from one of my dog show photos.

I'm a bit embarrassed that I haven't posted anything for a while... 
Well.... What's the best way to get past that? 

Shrug your shoulders and work past it!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A Young'n

Cute floppy young Leonberger that I met at the show.

Very loose today since I had some back pain- was rushing through it a bit.

Going to school and working right now so getting drawings up every day hasn't been an option. :(

Still shooting for that goal though!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Constraints and Interests

Can you see the interest?

I ran out of time today to finish this drawing.
I haven't had the luxury of time lately... lots of things coming up and 
reasons/excuses to use for pushing this until the next day...

I want to work on this some more (shading etc) but the hrs got away from me...
Maybe later tonight......

Off to my Day Job!! 

(I've been going to school too- so lots going on)

Monday, March 21, 2016

Luck of the Irish

I missed St Patricks Day!

So here's my belated Irish Setter.
He was very sweet. One of the benefits of dogs sitting on a grooming table is they are confined to one area and are easier to photograph.
All the Setters where being groomed and their feet where tap dancing with anticipation of what was to come soon...

Friday, March 18, 2016


This was a darling little cocker at the meet the breed booth.
Just sat there on a pedestal being handsome. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Cotton Ball

I feel like I'm cheating with this one....
Just a cotton ball with a nose and tung.

This guy/girl was kind of done for the day when I spotted 'em at the dog show. 

All the dogs there where very nice with beautiful temperaments.

Monday, March 14, 2016

All Mouth

Today's dog is all mouth... another cutie at the Dog Show.

This Great Pyrenees was at the Meet the Breed booth.
Very soft and sweet. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Black Beauty

I saw this lovely gentleman at the dog show...
He had a beautiful, very shiny, black coat..

I hope to get into color soon. I may start painting some of the drawings 
I've done already on this daily blog so you might see some repeats coming up.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Out of Town - Traveling

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March 13, 2016

I am out of town for a while and posting my daily blog isn't an option.

Thank you for visiting!

I'll be happy to be back to drawing dogs in a week.

See you then!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


I haven't drawn for a few days and I can feel it in my drawings...

Here are 3 Otterhounds that where hanging out at the Otterhound Club booth at the 
dog show this weekend.

They where cute & a bit slobbery.

I think I might start doing some painting to get back into color.
Getting a bit bored with sketches and I'm not pushing myself as much as I should. 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Dog Show Day

I went to a Dog Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds today!

It was a lot of fun seeing all the beautiful dogs and I took many photos to use for my drawings.

Here are a few of the photos I took while I was there.

I will have drawings to post soon!! 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Run for it!

So, missed a couple days due to my car troubles...etc.

But there's a light at the end of this tunnel!

Here's my happy dog for today. 

Don't love it... my next one will be better. :)