Monday, July 23, 2012

Labradors

Winnie and Tiber
Pencil, 13"x15.5"
Copyright Laura Hardie 2012

How depressing is this summer turning out to be, she says sitting typing this blog post with the rain pouring down outside again! I know our summers are nothing to write home about but can't remember one with SO. MUCH. SODDING. RAIN! Need a holiday somewhere with lots of sun and blue skies I think - Michelle, if you're reading this, I'm getting more tempted by the day and you may see me (and Jo) yet.

Back to the drawing board. Just finished this pencil drawing of two lovely Labs, Winnie and Tiber. Regular readers of my blog will know that I LOVE Labs and they are definitely one of my favourite breeds to draw - just adore everything about them!

Work in progress
Images copyright Laura Hardie 2012
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11 comments:

Christine Twomey said...

Laura, Your labs are very handsome, beautifully drawn! If it makes you feel any better our summer here in New Jersey so far has been pretty poor too. The heat (upper 90s) high humidity and no rain make it pretty miserable to try to do anything outside. I hope the sun shines for you soon!

Iowalady said...

You are SO VERY lucky to be having rain! I live in Iowa in the middle of the US and we are having the worse drought ever! Our farmers are losing all their fields of corn and beans and I can only think of how the prices of everything this fall will soar for so many places around the world because of what's happening in the US now. Next time you have a rain drop, consider yourself lucky. I am in a quandry as to what we will feed our horses all winter.

I LOVE LOVE labs too, we lost our elder lab, Miss Shelby this spring but still have our very elderly Winston Churchill (yes his name) and our yellow lab Harley. Enjoy your blog VERY much...
Carol

Reddunappy said...

OMG I dont know how you do it!!

Labs are so hard, especially black ones!!!

Beautiful work!!!

Laura said...

Thank you Christine. I can't do too hot so have complete sympathy with you there - maybe our rain isn't too bad after all :)

Laura said...

Carol, having read what you're going through and Christine in New Jersey I agree, our rain isn't too bad after all and I should stop complaining! It would be nice to have some blue sky and sun now and again though seeing as it is summer :) Hoping you get some rain - if I could send it over I would x

Laura said...

Thank you Reddunappy :)

Sharon Whitley said...

amazing pencil work

Neto said...

Very good!!!

Laura said...

Thank you Sharon and Neto x

quellange said...

Spendide! tout simplement

Olga Díaz said...

Maravillosos todos tus trabajos.
Un saludo