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

Update


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. 


Cheers!



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

Precious



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


Please check back with my blog on :

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

Otterhounds


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. :)




Monday, February 22, 2016

Puppy Therapy


Someone crunched the back of my parked car last night...

So, I'm in need of some puppy love.... :(

Here's a cute pick me up.





Sunday, February 21, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Senior Dog Sanctuary


I spotted this photo on Facebook.


They are based in Mount Juliet, TN.
Maybe you would be interested in rescuing senior dogs and/or help their mission.


I instantly thought this would be a lovely painting with all the colors in the photo.
And then I thought- Hm.. Blurry photo.. this will be a good exercise to test my anatomy knowledge. 
I enjoy occasionally challenging myself with badly shot or blurry reference.

It forces me to be honest in my drawing and decide what is important.


I didn't finish my drawing today though...
Had to stop everything to go to my day job. :P

Hopefully I'll be able to get my business up and running soon....
So I don't have to work weird hours, missing opportunities to draw/paint, and do what I love daily without stressing about time lost.





Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Creamy Husky



This is a stunning Husky at North County Animal Services.

Had to stop sketching a bit sooner than I wanted today- Had a late start and have to go to work...








Monday, February 15, 2016

Be My Buddy



This is Buddy.

He wants to be yours.

Check him out at North County Animal Services.

 He's got a very cute face.



These Drawings always turn out better when I get a close reference photo of their face.
Can be difficult seeing details when taking pictures with your phone... in a low light kennel... ;P




Sunday, February 14, 2016

Molly Valentine


Molly the toothless wonder gets a little extra love this Valentines Day.

She's defiantly a strange little goof who shouldn't be passed over since she's a bit different in the looks department.

Go take a look and spread the word about this cutie at




PS- She tap-dances...


video


Although I get that they think this derp photo is funny/charming...
I think she's MUCH cuter than their photo depicts..








Saturday, February 13, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Schnauzer-licious


I so wanted to take this one home with me. 
What a Cute ol' guy.

I forgot to post this on the day I drew it so I post dated it- here you go...
Friday's drawing. 







Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bud


This is Bud.

He's available for adoption at 


He's so good at posing for a nice picture I don't get why they went with the one below...

Go check this smiley guy out!






Monday, February 8, 2016

Boy oh Borzoi!



Another photo grab from the internet.

I liked how this dog's hair was flying around everywhere.. lots of hair.

Sight Hounds have really grown on me... I usually am drawn to big, meaty, muscly dogs.



Saturday, February 6, 2016

Mopey Puppy



This was a droopy little(?) Mastiff puppy...

Puppies can be really tough to draw.

I know... haven't had too many in a row lately... I'll do better.

I need to draw some happy dogs!
Next time...


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Chinese Crested


Another picture pull from the internet...

I need to go out and take some reference photos.

I always imagine these little guys are cold... :)



**My apologies for the absence... I've been caught up in work and other activities. **



Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saluki



Found this pretty Saluki online.

Had to draw him/her. :) 

So elegant. 



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Brindle Problems



This is my cousin's dog Panzer.

He's proven very difficult to draw because he has a brindled coat and I can't seem to make up my mind how much or little I want to emphasize the lines on his fur or what choices to make in that regard...

So certainly a coat type I need to be mindful of and work on...

He's a cutie.


Ps- It's been a challenge to draw every day but I'm really trying.




Saturday, January 23, 2016

2 for 1


Missed a couple days so here's 2 dogs. :) 

I drew from an ASPCA calendar for this one. 

I need to shoot some more reference photos.
I feel like my drawings show when I've skipped a couple days.. grumble.
Oh Well...
Onward and upward!



Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Holly



This is my sweet Holly who passed away 3 yrs ago from cancer.

I miss her every day.
She had such a wonderful happiness about her at all times.

Today I decided to mix it up and do a pen sketch.

Although I consider these quick sketches.. I have been slowing down more to be deliberate.
That has definitely helped with my accuracy in choices. 

Feeling better about my overall skills lately.


Monday, January 18, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

Scruffy


I feel I struggle more with the fluffy/scruffy dogs...

That means I need to draw more of them...

Oy.

This one WAS at the Animal Shelter but isn't anymore... 
My guess is someone lost this cutie and found him again.




Wednesday, January 13, 2016

What a Doll!


Derby Doll! 

What a cute name!... and what a cute dog.

Much better looking in person than the photo they have of her online.
She needs a re-shoot!







Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Stay Tuned..



I was working on a project for my Niece the last couple days...

So I didn't get a chance to draw any Dogs. :(

Stay tuned... tomorrow I will be drawing for sure!



Sunday, January 10, 2016

Lost Fluff




This little one was brand new when I spotted her at the shelter..

She stayed in one spot right in the middle of the kennel.




Friday, January 8, 2016

Next Painting - Duke



I don't have a new drawing today but I'm going to share a project that I shelved for a while.

This is the beginning of a painting of my dog Duke who died a few months ago.

I couldn't bring myself to work on it after he passed.

I'm going to try again.

Updates will be coming in the future....