Wednesday, November 30, 2011

drawing is the honesty of the art. there is no possibility of cheating. it is either good or bad.

(c) kathryn hansen 2011
 put the finishing touches on Bella last night! 

 i was able to squeeze in a little bit of work on my elephants.
 and this is the start of tanner, the next commission up on the drawing board!

i'm progressing quite well considering i sprained my index finger on my right hand about a month ago, and it's just not healing...maybe if i stopped drawing for awhile, but that's near to impossible to do as i'm pretty much obsessed with drawing every day!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

in the home stretch

almost done now with Bella...should be able to finish her tonight if i'm not interrupted!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

art show, play offs, cold and rain

burrrr...what a cold and wet weekend it was! and every last minute packed full!
  the art walk in montrose, california went very well! i sold a lot and got to chit chat with many people and my surrounding art neighbors!
 i left my youngest daughter, emily in charge late in the afternoon as i had to run over to the sports complex to see my oldest  daughter, allie play in her first play off game. unfortunately with the goalie not there and a key midfielder out as well, they ended up losing.  :-(   allie played very well tho at her very last ayso soccer game ever...she's too old now to play any more. she had a great run...playing since 3rd grade, mostly as a defender but a few times as goalie.
emily                                           allie
sunday it was emily's turn. her team made it to the second round of play offs but with it pouring the entire game and with the girls cold and shivering they lost their spirit to win and ended up losing as well. but they both ended up second in their divisions so, not too shabby!!!
 for the next two nights i've cancelled plans and will be working diligently on finishing up bella! stay tuned later in the week to see bellas progress.

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!

Monday, November 7, 2011

November skies

 wedged in between november storms all weekend long i was able to grab a photo of the beginnings of bella, my latest commission.
 my drawing of samburu elephants is progressing!!


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