Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This bristly guy with lots of texture is Homer, a pot-bellied pig.
4" x 4" Ink on Scratchboard Drawing
Homer is a gregarious piggy who I met at a local ranch. I knew right away that he'd be a great subject for a scratchboard drawing, so I took quite a few reference photos of him. I started the drawing as a demo piece in one of my scratchboard workshops over a year ago and finished it a couple of days ago.
The original drawing is now at Auburn Old Town Gallery in Auburn CA. Note cards are available in my Bonanzle booth.
I made a print of the drawing to give to Homer's human friends. I knew they were going to have a booth at the local Woofstock event last Sunday, so I figured I could deliver the print, visit some other friends that were going to be at Woofstock and get a few dog photos while I was there.
I got there a bit late but managed to get a few fun photos:
Richard, a large-format French Bulldog who belongs to an ACB volunteer
Bear, a big, friendly and helpful Golden Retriever who belongs to one of the coordinators for NorCal Golden Retriever Rescue
Reina, a sweet Australian Cattle Dog who belongs to the owner of Aunt Cynthia's Bed & Biscuit Inn
A tired Pit Bull. This guy was resting at one of the vendors' booths
Sammy Davis, a champion racing dachshund, expert Frisbee catcher and all-around spunky guy