Saturday, September 05, 2009
"Got Room to Run?" 4" x 4" drawing of a greyhound pup, pencil on bristol
I've been working on this drawing for quite a while. As is the case with most of my drawings/paintings that aren't commissions, it's been on a back burner so I can focus on the commissioned work. Even so, I'm much farther behind on my commissions than I'd like to be, but I still need to finish some pieces " just for me" that I can make available on-line, through the Auburn Old Town Gallery or to enter in shows (such as the pinto filly scratchboard I did for the upcoming Draft Horse Classic art show).
I took the reference photo for this drawing a few years ago when there was an open house at a local rescue facility. A friend and I took our cameras and had a great time snapping photos of (and playing with) a litter of 10-week old pups. This pup was called "Waffle" and as I recall, he'd already been spoken for at the time we were taking photos. It didn't take long for all the pups to find new homes. All puppies are cute, but it's a rare treat to see greyhound pups.
You may notice that Waffle has a white chin; had this been a commissioned portrait, I would have drawn Waffle's chin the way it is in the photo, but I took some artistic license and made it grey. Things that are obvious in a photo don't always read the same way in a drawing.
Update 10/2015: This drawing is still available and I'll donate $10 from the sale to Sacramento Independent Animal Rescuers. Please contact me at annranlett [at] gmail.com if you're interested in purchasing this piece.