One of my clients gave me a wonderful Christmas gift, and she’s a good woman going through a lot of challenges. I didn’t expect anything from her, let alone everything she gave.
So, I asked her to text me a picture of her pooch. She had talked about him before, especially mentioning he was getting old enough he can’t handle walks anymore. I thought it would be a great thank you to draw a picture of him. So this is just me posting start to finish of the drawing.
The image she sent:
My drawing progression:
I just have to trim it down to the frame I have, and then the gift is complete. It was done on 9×12 paper, and my frame is 8×10, that’s why it’s off-set.
Specs: charcoal, graphite, and white pastel pencil on 9×12 Strathmore Bristol paper.
May you have good creative moments to end a crazy year and start a new one. May you find peace in your experience.
This will fulfill 6th through 10th prompts of: rodent (mouse), fancy and teeth (sugar skull), throw (dice), and hope (crucifix).
My goal was a Covid inspired, Halloween friendly, momento mori.
Sometimes life is a dice roll and you never know when you’ll get the final call. The crucifix is to remind us to have faith that whether it’s now or later God has our back, so to speak.
May you have good relieving creative moments. May you enjoy your artwork of choice. May you find ways to add to our world in helpful and/or beautiful ways. May you know God has your back.
Siva Hir Su