Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Ruby completed

9 x 12 colored pencil on Canson
copyright Jeanette Jobson

This is the update of Ruby, the boxer, which I am now calling done. I'm not completely pleased with the nose as the nostrils look a little outlined. I may tweak those a little later to soften them. Its funny how you can see something so clearly on screen that you can't see when you look at the image in front of you or even stand back from it in your own studio.

I had taken an extra day to make the Labour Day weekend longer for me in the hopes that I woudl fit more drawing into it. And I did do a reasonable amount of drawing and painting but also a lot of cleaning and sorting at my mother's house too. I feel as if I need another weekend to make up for lost time.

The eagled eyed of you may notice that I've expanded my list of links to other artists' work. While I thoroughly enjoy my visits to all the 'regulars', I am exploring more of other forms and techniques, especially oils. In wandering through the sea of sites, there were a number that I came across which struck a chord with me for several reasons. It could be subject matter, content, style, technique - a range of things that make me stop and think.

My links are not only to share my finds with others, but to act as reminders to myself of where to go to find inspiration, assistance and friendship. I hope you enjoy them too.


Anonymous said...

i think this is superb. The eyes are so bright and full of intelligence.

Jeanette said...

thank you Dave. I love drawing dog's eyes - well any eyes. They're so satisfying to create.