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Yet Another French Bulldog

October 29, 2010

The last image in this particular series of page spreads

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Above: More gesture sketches of a French Bulldog, using the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, and Schmincke pan watercolors (right). This journal is handmade with Winsor & Newton 90 lb. hot press watercolor paper and you can see the extensive watermark running up the left-hand edge of the page spread. Blue strip at the left edge is just a bit of a previous page peeking out on the scan.)

Here I am tired, and just about ready to go to bed. It's the end of my French Bulldog evening. I thought I would make a couple of very quick sketches all over a new page spread, like the too-long-in-the-body sketch at the left (rather than be frustrated with how working across the gutter often distorts my perception and angles I enjoy it—it's all learning). Instead, I ended up taking one more stab at the head and ears, playing with a bit of watercolor. When French Bulldogs start to look a bit more like Boston Terriers, then you know it's time to finally go to bed.

Or stay up and watch "Terriers" which isn't about dogs (though there is a dog in some episodes). I'll have more to say about that on another day.

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    Nice bulldog. Very nice done piece of art!

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