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Dog Days—VII: Celebrating Dogs

July 29, 2011

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Above: Another practice sketch—spatter dog, 9 x 12 inch Fabriano Venezia journal, Faber-Castell Pitt Artist's Calligraphy Pen and gouache (loose washes with a 3/4 filbert). (Note, the book is too large for my scanner so the seam near the gutter is not seamed well in Photoshop, but you get the idea. The side edges also get cropped.)

Of course all my recent "Dog Days" posts are a celebration of dogs, but today I wanted to refer you to another "Dog Day" post I did on March 10, 2009. It's short, and to the point, and pretty much sums up my experience with dogs. It's also one of my favorite posts. (WhenI hit 1,000 I started to go back and wonder about "favorite" posts).

The message is still the same today: I hope you'll celebrate dogs by finding one to sketch today.

    • Miss T
    • July 29, 2011
    Reply

    Roz, the more of these splatter dogs I see, the more I love them!

  1. Reply

    Miss T, thanks, but I think I’m getting to spatter happy these days! I can’t stop myself. It’s so darn fun. More spatter images are to come, but you’ll be relieved to know that I’ll be using colored pencils on Monday, so your furnishings will not be at risk! (Everything here is now covered with pigment!)

    • Miss T
    • July 29, 2011
    Reply

    Roz, for you I’d get out the drop cloths!

    • LizzieBo
    • July 29, 2011
    Reply

    Thank you so much for such a fun sketch on such a frustrating day (I can’t believe our government!! Do they actually mean to govern?). Last night I painted birds for the first time – from a Audubon guide. A nuthatch (how can you not love a bird that regularly goes upside down?), a raven and (in your honor) a puffin. What fun. Do you spatter, paint and then spatter again?

  2. Reply

    LizzieBo, the government is indeed not being productive right now. I spent my free time today finishing off some necklaces (I had cleared up the studio and was wanting to put all my bead stuff away so it was easier to finish the necklaces) so I didn’t have to think about the budget situation. We’ve had government shutdown in Minnesota, it’s all a mess.

    So I’m glad you got to draw some birds. And I’m glad you tackled a puffin (I also love Ravens!). If you live near a natural history museum, or a Cabella’s where they have taxidermy, you can practice sketching from the taxidermy and that will help you with the learning process too.

    Hope it goes well!

    And takes your mind off the government.

  3. Reply

    LizzieBo, I forgot the last part of your comment: I tend to leave the spatter all to the end, that way if I want to go in with additional washes I don’t wash out my spatter. There are exceptions but mostly it’s the last thing I do.

  4. Reply

    Thank you Miss T for being accommodating, but I won’t put you through that! See you on Monday.

  5. Reply

    I’ve been sick and haven’t made my usual blog rounds lately. I almost missed this guy! I love all your dogs but this fellow, especially. 🙂

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