Friday, March 30, 2012

Mika the Malamute

How cute is this guy? He's as big as me when he's standing on his back legs, but he's a gentle giant who just wants to be loved. Mika is in his senior years now and just loves laying around on the outdoor sofa's enjoying the serenity of the garden.

I enjoyed drawing Mika. He has a very thick, lush coat and looks just like a HUGE teddy bear.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Another new direction...

I've really enjoyed working on portraits of people both adults and children but now I'm taking a new path along this artistic journey. Animal portraits have appealed to me for ages but I wasn't ready to go in that direction....until now! Here is a portrait of our lovely border collie 'Saffy' that I completed recently. She's pricked up her ears and concentrating on a dog barking in the distance - can you see it in her eyes!?