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What I Do for Fun: Life Drawing at Home

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What I Have To Say About Drawing

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Another Dog Sketch on Blue Paper

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Dog Series—B: Sketching over Collaged Papers

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Paws on Grand: Pet Portraits at Wet Paint Again—Sunday, August 1, 2010

More pet portraits coming up!

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Drawing Dogs at Wet Paint for Paws on Grand

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Above: Bailey the Cockapoo sat still and was a perfect first model. I remembered to take a photo of the sketch when I finished. 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of Stonehenge with Stabilo Tone used dry. Click on the image to view an enlargement. (Shadows from the tent and the trees.)

Three and a half hours of sketching dogs, what a blast. They were all well-behaved—if squirmy!

This afternoon, to participate in Paws on Grand in St. Paul, Wet Paint set up a tent where Liz and Tim (both employees of WP) and me (honorary docent, long story) drew dogs that stopped by. The pet portraits were free. Bailey's mom showed up a couple minutes before noon so I got to sketch in relative quiet, compared to the explosion that started at noon and continued beyond. We were typically 3 or 4 people deep (all around us, and all with dogs). I only just found out a few moments ago, when processing the digital photos I took, that my friend Pam was standing there in the crowd! Hi Pam!

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Stabilo Tone (AKA Woody) Paper Choices

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Above: sketches made on different papers to test the Stabilo Tone's suitability for dog sketching Sunday August 2 and also for use at the State Fair at the end of August. Click on the image to view an enlargement. Full images of A, B, and C are discussed and shown below.

As readers of my blog will know from the past ten days, I've been on a bit of a Stabilo Tone (defunct art product, large wax, watersoluble colored pencil, now only available in a few uninteresting colors instead of the full, really fun range which included lovely grays!) binge.

I'm going to be working with them on Sunday, August 2 when I sketch dogs stopping by at Wet Paint during the Paws on Grand event. (NOTE: The time for that event is noon to 2 p.m. if you want the free pet sketch!)

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