Sunday, January 8, 2012

Forced to make dog sketches today...

Today I sat very still & had a hot pad on my neck because I woke up a bit crooked & couldn’t do much else. My surge protector/battery backup pack went all wonky too so that helped to force me to force myself to turn off the box & not to try to type over at the desk.

So while sitting very still I was forced to observe the dogs… and set about getting myself a drawing arrangement I could manage in my contorted state. Artists just can’t be thwarted.

Thus I give you these 2 pages; sketches of scenes from this morning. The subjects are Butterbean (the collie cross) and Ray Ray (the black lab cross). Mostly Butterbean because she is taller & stayed within sight of me. Ray spent a lot of time in the hallway where I couldn’t see him.

It’s fun & hard to sketch action from life. Especially when the play only lasts a second. Normally I don’t spend hours trying though, good exercise! I really want to sculpt Butterbean one of these days as she’s really melodramatic & expressive… a true southern belle! When I have a bigger workspace. There's another work I'd like to make a bit bigger (I'm all about big works but it's been a while since I've had a chance to - can you tell I'm chomping at the bit here? lol!).

My range of motion has returned enough tonight to type. We hiked today but I made my fiance hold both dogs this time. ;) As you can see they can be rambunctious. ;)


Anonymous said...

I love the sketches of Butterbean, especially the one of her sleeping. And I hope you feel better soon.

Morgen said...

Thank you - on both accounts! I am feeling a bit better today & hope to be past the worst of it. Fortunately the weather has been damp so staying in/sitting still today again wasn't so hard. :)