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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dusty Duke

 Dusty Duke
mixed media

Digging holes = dusty dog. My little contribution to IF's "dusty".  A small drawing I took from my sketch book...

One of my goals this year is to sketch, sketch and sketch some more. I hope to sketch daily, I realize it's great practice that takes lots of discipline and... I like that. Now let's see how it goes, I'll be sure to share some with you.

Have you sketched your pet lately?
 Isn't it fun?
 

20 comments:

Susanna said...

aaaa...he is really adorable....!

Shirley Fachilla said...

I love your sketches; your mark making is so appealing.

nasii said...

Awwwww♥

Isabelle said...

Ho.... love this! Really beautiful, sensitive illo.

jacqueline said...

Oh sweet ivy, dusty is sooo adorable and sooo sweet! I feel like giving him a BIH hug! Gorgeous! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Aww... he is so sweet!

Ana said...

what a cutie ♥

TJ said...

WOW - is that a camouflage-kercheif around his neck? So cool and sweet... Love him!

poppylocke said...

Duke and his neck-tie are super-cute :)

IVYALLOVER said...

Thank you so much everyone ♥

Yeah Dukie has a camouflage-kerchief he wears to look tough around the neighborhood.

Heather said...

What a great sketch and painting of Duke!!! He is soooo cute!

Heather Davulcu said...

cute drawing--LOVE the second pic too--such a great photo!

Heather said...

i love dusty duke and his sweet face....and his little back paws...too cute!

Julie Hammond said...

Dusty is too cute! I love the bandanna!

Melanie said...

Love, love, love this!

psychopooch said...

I need to do the same with sketching. Love the dog. Makes me wanna reach out and hug him, dust and all.

nancy said...

aww, so cute! Better dust than mud, wouldn't you say? ;)

Shirley said...

Oh gosh, I just want to squish 'im. He is just so darned sweet..you've captured a wonderful feeling that brings me to that little kid wanting to have a pup for my very own. Lovely, lovely work!

Shirley said...

PS...awesome about sketching! And I must sketch my pup..you're right..it's fun (and challenging)!

Bella Sinclair said...

Squeeee! I want to hug him and pet him and squeeze him, dust and all! Oooh, look at those back toes. I love how they are all splayed out like that, like he's feeling something delicious with them. Or maybe drying a pedicure. YES, I LOVE DOGGIES TOO!!! I love YOUR doggies! You know, I'm not a compulsive doodler/sketcher. But I think you have a good goal there. I want to join you on your daily sketch quest! Huzzah!

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