Saturday, 3 March 2012

Just For Fun......

I have no painting commissions on the go at the moment, and after a couple of days resting the eyes from painting that leopard, withdrawal symptoms set in.  A while back I bought National Geographic magazine as it had some fantastic photographs of dogs as well as a really interesting article about their DNA.  (Finding out my saluki is one of the closest breeds in DNA to a wolf was enlightening - wolves spend a lot of time lolling on sofas and pestering for cake do they?)

Anyway, the Chinese Crested caught my eye and I fancied drawing him in fine detail.  It's very soothing to quietly sit there using tiny pencil strokes, working at my own pace intead of breakneck speed.

I also found myself looking up rescue sites on the web to see if any of these adorable little dogs were up for adoption.....but having an almost-wolf (would-be wolf?) in the house might scupper that idea!


Magpie Magic said...

Cute. Love the pose you've chosen. xoxo

Soggibottom said...

I like Chinese Crested little guys. They always look as if they need me to knit them a jumper :-)
Looks like another master piece coming along nicely :-) The nose reminds me of one we have here. Into everything :-) XXXXXXXXXX