Monday, November 14, 2011

autumn rains in southern cal and bella

portrait of josie and me on the way up to the hiking trail. poor baby hurt her front paw, so we didn't make it all the way to the top on saturday.
bella in progress

i've started blending the graphite now on bella using a small tortillon, along with getting richer darks down on the paper and figuring out all the textures in a shepherds coat. once i finish that, then it's just starting back at the top again and firming up all the details. i'll then work on creating a light toned background to pick up the white fur around her ears!

8 comments:

The Creative Beast said...

Beautiful photos + beautiful drawing = a wonderful start to my Monday =-)

henzy said...

Great drawing.. wow.. I couldn't draw to save my life.. it always amazes me when someone can capture so much detail with a pencil.

patty said...

I went back and looked at your last post to see the progress on the drawing.... definitely progressing. It always looks to me like it could be done 8) but then you work on it and enhance it even more.... beautiful!!

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

your drawing of bella is beautiful - and i love the raindrops on the leaves. beauty everywhere.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Gorgeous sketch, looks like we've both had rain.

lissa said...

lovely photos. & the bella portratit is looking wonderful

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh poor Josie; hope healing happens quickly.
those droplets on leaftop
are pure awesomeness....fantastic!
and your bella....I'd looooove to
draw like that. You're amazing!
glad squeeze,
Jen

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet kat, i love your photos and your drawing of bella is so beautiful! Can't wait to see the finish one! Have a lovely merry happy sunday and love to you!

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