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So, I am an artist, and right now I am on a residency in the caribbean, and by day I have been drawing/painting the local beach bums and the scenery/working in the gallery. But at night, I miss my puppy! So I just drew her, and thought I'd post it for fun. It's in charcoal.

She is a lot scruffier now, as this was after her last groom.
 

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You have some serious talent. That looks wonderful! Excellent fun, I hope you make a great living from having fun!
 

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Wow gorgeous drawing! How long did that take you?? You sound like you just whipped it up one night... if so, I'm going to be REALLY jealous! It would take me a week to draw something like that... beautiful beautiful!! <3 Love the way you drew the nose/snout.
 

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That is beautiful. Know you must miss her terribly but what a great place to be in residency. Show us more of your art (even if not poodles).
 

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Wow gorgeous drawing! How long did that take you?? You sound like you just whipped it up one night... if so, I'm going to be REALLY jealous! It would take me a week to draw something like that... beautiful beautiful!! <3 Love the way you drew the nose/snout.
I did on two separate nights, probably about 4 hours each night. Not too fast, but definitely quicker than usual for me. It always seems to go faster when I'm drawing one of my dogs, rather than something I'm not as connected to.

Yes, I am quite thankful to be able to do this, and I cannot complain one little bit. It has been a great experience so far (and Hubby is having a great time with Cozi at home! Thankfully she has been the perfect little pup while I'm gone- Phew!)

Thank you all for your compliments!!! I love to draw and while I primarily paint now, drawing is my favorite relaxing activity.

amerique2- Sure, I'll post some pix of other work too
 

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Thank you very much!! All that black fur is quite intimidating, but now that I've done one drawing of her, I am ready to do more.

per amerique2's request, here is some of my other art...i just attached a big variety. The first one is one I painted in the Met, and is a portion of a larger painting that I was copying and learning from...

The figures are a part of my current body of work, and the landscapes have been done recently too.

The dog, Marie, the bichon, is my family dog who is now 13 and still lives with my parents in California. The pony is my sister's pony who I grew upwith and was like our other (larger)dog.
 

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WOW great art work, I also draw myself well I should say used to lol. I want to start up again but I am not motivated :eek:hwell:
 

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You are very talented! It's hard to pick a favorite, but I really like Outside the Ring--is that in oil or acrylic? Thanks for posting these. Your stay in the Caribbean should give you lots of beautiful subjects and landscapes to capture.
 

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Thank you very much. Outside the ring is in oil. I actually painted lots of dogs for a while (as I did not have my own and just loved drawing/painting them) and then when I moved to try to create my own body of work, the dogs seem to sneak in still...When I lived in new york during art school, I managed to go to the Westminster show a few times and I just stayed all day, both days and took lots of picks. The chihuahua in that painting is "louie" who ended up winning his breed just after he rushed away during the photo lol....
 

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Wow... I had peeked at your poodle sketch the other day but didn't have time to comment, glad I came back to see more art posted. You're very talented! There are dozens of times each day that I wish I could be THAT artsy! (sadly, my big brother got the drawing artsy talent in the family... that's okay, because I'm way cuter ;) ) lol
 

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._. 5 years of painting.. I have 6 years and I'm no where even close to your skill.


Well I guess your top dog in art here =P
 
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