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Dog Distractions

May 17, 2015


I’m not certain what’s happened to this weekend, except we have an extra dog. Ms Maggie came for a short visit while her parents have a dog free mini-vacation. She’s not a stranger to our home, typically visiting several times a year. This particular visit has been extra enjoyable, probably due to only having one dog and the cats (no giant Labradoodles to contend with). Her mom’s birthday was on Saturday so I wanted to create a quick pet portrait of Maggie. I’ve not taken the opportunity to drawn her before. I really like her flopped and upright ears.

Moby has been starved for another dogs attention since the departure of Reggie and Zeek.  We’ve been holding off on adding a second dog because we’re still debating on what to bring home and when. It’s been nice seeing Moby enjoying Maggie’s company (and vice-versa!). Below are the two watching for rabbits in the back yard.

Maggie_MobyI’m hoping to finish up Cathe’s book today and reveal the additions on Monday…. if I can pull myself away from sketching cute dogs!

Sketch info: 5.5″ x 8.25″ (14cm x 21cm), graphite, micron pens, Arches CP 300gm watercolor paper


14 Comments leave one →
  1. jeul7 permalink
    May 17, 2015 3:51 pm

    Just keep Maggie 🙂

    • paperstew permalink*
      May 17, 2015 5:19 pm

      She does better at her home and she deeply loves her mom!

  2. May 17, 2015 4:44 pm

    Nice sketch… lively.

    • paperstew permalink*
      May 18, 2015 7:59 pm

      Yes, probably reminiscent of her personality. I finally got a good photo of her using the iPad. She refuses photos from a regular camera.

  3. May 17, 2015 11:50 pm

    Lovely bright look in her eye!

    • paperstew permalink*
      May 18, 2015 8:01 pm

      She is a sweetie. Unless you happen to be her dad, who she really dislikes for absolutely no reason. Fortunately she loves all other guys out there. Picky dog!

  4. May 18, 2015 12:37 am

    Always nice to have a doggy visitor. great sketch, I am sure Maggie’s mum will love it. Karen

    • paperstew permalink*
      May 18, 2015 7:57 pm

      She did. 😄 it’s nice to make others happy with a simple sketch.

  5. May 18, 2015 4:46 am

    Maggie is adorable, I would opt to draw her too! I love your sketch of her Gale.

    • paperstew permalink*
      May 18, 2015 7:56 pm

      Thanks Cathe! I love seeing your dogs show up in your sketches.

  6. Tracie permalink
    May 18, 2015 9:09 am

    What a wonderful tribute to Maggie! You capture them so well Gale! Glad Moby got some friend time in too.

    • paperstew permalink*
      May 18, 2015 10:50 am

      Thanks Tracie! Sometimes dogs just need to be drawn and it was Maggie’s turn. Poor Moby is moping around the house today. 😕

  7. May 19, 2015 2:50 pm

    Beautiful dog portrait ~

    • paperstew permalink*
      May 20, 2015 11:13 am

      Thank you Mary. Sometimes I just have to draw a dog. 🙂

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