Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Well I did it. After waiting for my wife to get over the loss of her little dog a year and a half ago I finally did what I knew all along need to be done. I brought home this cute little dog to fill her life with joy. The kind of joy only a lively little guy like this can bring. He is two years old, a rescued dog with more energy than we both bargained for. His name is Joey. So now my wife and I are both pretty busy getting him settled in and use to his new home. Here he is, all 8 1/2 lbs of him. A real charmer for sure. Good day to all and thanks for stopping by.  Mac

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Willie

It is a beautiful day here in Prescott Valley, AZ. doesn't seem like winter and I am grateful for that. Up to now I have just been giving you some of my background so you will understand what I do and why I enjoy it so much. I have always been a dog lover. How any creature can show such a strong bond to man has special meanings to me. To be able to capture the spirit of the animals I draw gives me great satisfaction. I hope you will join me in this journey, share your work and thoughts as well. Some of the greatest rewards in life are free. Together we can search them out.  Mac

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Gunnie

Well I have shown my first portrait and just how bad I needed lessons in art. Thought it only fair to follow up on what I am currently doing these days. As I said in my first post, pencil drawing has become a passion for me. I just need to find more time. Time management is always a problem for new artist. It all comes down to making a commitment. I find it is easy to let personal matters disrupt the time I need for my art. That is the part of commitment I need to work on and ingrain into my life. Anyway, here is a portrait I did for a friend of mine. This is Gunnie, silver lab that just loves to hunt. He is a sweet dog and worthy of a portrait.  Hope it brings a smile to your face as it did mine.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Jake

How it all started.
 Back in April of 2011 I decided to draw a portrait of my wife's little dog, Jake. We had him for 13 years and his loss came pretty hard. I wanted to give my wife something that would be special, something that would show her that I too missed this little guy. So with a 2h pencil and a plain piece of  paper from my printer I set out on a mission. I had no clue what I was doing. I decided to use a grid so as to get his eyes and nose in their proper place. Not knowing anything about blending or using erasers I must say it was a challenge. Being determined to complete what I started out to do and a week worth of experiences I will never forget, I completed my first drawing. Although not my best work, I am very proud of it as it is why I am here today. Little Jake lives in my heart and is with me every time I pick up a pencil. I love what I do and drawing has become my passion.