Thursday, January 10, 2013


10''x 8'', Pencil
Copyright Laura Hardie 2013

Plumbers, boilers, joiners, tax returns, paperwork, car, puppy searching, daughters 18th – I’m sure there’s more - have all kept me away from the drawing board this past week so have been stealing minutes here and there to work on my latest drawing when I can. Not the most productive start to the new year I had hoped for but, fingers crossed, it’s back to normality tomorrow. I am working on two drawings just now, one I can’t share with you as it’s to be a surprise for someone and the other, a horse, I can and will in my next post. It’s still very much in the early stages but hoping to get lots done over the next few days. That’s the plan at least.

Hector, above, was a Christmas commission so I can now safely show him. He has to be, no, is the most adorable Boxer that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and I could very easily have taken him home with me. I want me a Hector!

And before I forget (as if I could:)) - you can now view this years winners of the Ex Arte Equinus VI competition online and I seriously recommend you do if you can. But make yourself a coffee first as you could be there sometime! ‘Time Out’ is there with it’s rosette in the Drawing category along with ‘Pep Talk’. Genuinely couldn’t be happier to be amongst such talented artists.


artista sem pena said...

That's very beautiful!

Sue Clinker said...

Hector is gorgeous - the dog and the portrait.
I managed to follow the link this time and look at the award winners. Some fabulous work there. Many congratulations again Laura. Did the drawing category include pastel or are the coloured ones in cps?

Laura said...

Thank you Artista :-)

Thank you too Sue :-) Glad link worked this time, isn't the artwork great - loved looking through them all. As far as I know the drawing category included pastel - the amazing Clydesdale that got 2nd place in the drawing category is pastel.

Eeva said...

Beautiful! How long it takes to draw these?

Laura said...

Thank you Eeva :) It depends on the size of the portrait and the dog/animal I am drawing but Hector took around 30 hours to do.

Olga Díaz said...

Fantastico Laura. Felicidades.

Laura said...

Thank you Olga :)

Willow said...

How beautiful that you have expressed Hectors expression so well. A Boxer owns me so I know well how captivating they are!