Colored Pencil on Canvas
My first impression of Bleu was his fantastic ears. With each
new breed I draw, I realize not only how different each breed is
but, how diverse the individuals are within the breed. Those not
familiar with a breed may think they all look alike, but those knowledgeable
about the breed can easily recognize their individual characteristics.
I do preliminary research on the characteristics of the breed, but
I have to depend on what I see in each individual photograph to
create a believable likeness.
I was glad to be able to meet Bleu as many of the dogs I draw
do not live in Colorado or are no longer with us. When I met Bleu,
he put his head in my lap and fell asleep as I pet it. This, was
in-between his spunky bouts of energy.