So last night I figured out that some of you don't really come directly to my Blogger page; you read the blog from a reader program. So there's probably several of you that don't know I draw. Surprise! Why yes, I do. :) I come from a family of artists and art educators, and started drawing animals before I could talk. I actually have a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art, and I worked at the Museum of History, Anthropology and Art of PR as exhibit designer's assistant for 5 years, helping design exhibit catalogs, flyers, promos, and the museum exhibits themselves, before I moved to the continental US. It was my introduction to graphic design. Graphic design ended up being way too competitive when we moved to South FL and after almost a year of unsuccessfully searching for a job (the recession sure didn't help either), I switched careers to be a credentialed vet tech. You can read about how I started in one career and changed to the other here.
Here's a look into my sketchbooks. Some of these are old, old drawings, but I figured you all would enjoy them. It's funny, some of these are over 15 years old and I can still remember the why, the what and the where of each one.
|Colored pencil on paper. (Sketchbook 2004)|
This drawing was completely from my imagination. Drawing people is not my strong suit; I won't do commissioned work of people.
|Graphite pencil on paper. (Sketchbook 2003)|
I think I used a photo of an ocelot as a loose reference for this one.
|Similar concept as the previous drawing. Colored pencil on paper. (Sketchbook 1994)|
The waterfalls are from a photo; they are in Iceland. Pegasi make everything more interesting. ;)
|Pencil on paper (Sketchbook 1997)|
Karen, I know you'll love this one. :) Also from my imagination.
|Panther. Graphite pencil on paper (Sketchbook 1997)|
Also from my imagination.
|Sea lion. Colored pencil and marker on paper. (Sketchbook 1996)|
Used a photo as a reference.
|"The Water Jump."|
Colored pencil on paper. (Sketchbook 2004)
Entirely from my imagination.
Graphite pencil on paper. (Sketchbook 1997)
Used a photo as a reference. Yes, I've always had a thing for everything Native American.
|Cougar. Colored pencil on paper. (Sketchbook 1997)|
I used a photo as a reference for this one.
|Wolves. Colored pencil on paper. (Sketchbook 1994)|
I love wolves.
Below is some of my very, very recent work. As in, last couple of weeks recent. My BO commissioned a huge project: she wants portraits of all of her horses, which are 13. These are some of the ones I've submitted so far.
|Some of you might remember McTavish the Haflinger, whom Liz rode when she came to visit. :)|
|Angel, the Morab, whom I was exercising for awhile in late summer-early fall.|
|Roxy, a Paint Welsh Cob. She is boarded at a different barn.|
Reminder: at 100 followers there will be a giveaway! A custom, hand-made portrait of your horse or any horse you love, done by me. :)