Thursday, January 26, 2012

Another (adorable) Labrador!

19.5cm x 14cm
Coloured Pencil
Copyright Laura Hardie 2012
Original available

Where has January gone!!! Seems to have just whizzed by for me which is a good thing really as it just means we’re that bit closer to spring and longer days – I’m not a winter person and would happily hibernate through it if I could. Wish I could say I’ve whizzed through some drawings but sadly no, this isn't the case. They still take what seems forever to complete!

I have finished this small coloured pencil drawing of a Lab (still thinking of a title) and realised I hadn’t shown it on my blog yet. It’s drawn on Mohawk Superfine paper, a new paper for me that I am currently trying out with mixed thoughts - LOVE it with pencil but still undecided, and a bit disappointed, when using it with my coloured pencils. Think I will need to do a few more drawings to get a better feel for it before I can decide if this one is a keeper or not.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Want to Play?

Want to Play?
Copyright Laura Hardie 2011

I should really be thinking about getting back to the drawing board this week but I have so much I want to do and try I don’t know where to start and what to do first! What I do know is that it will involve lots of playing and experimenting with mixed media, something I’ve been wanting and promising myself to do for a long time, so could be interesting. Really looking forward to seeing what creations I produce and just having fun. In between *cough* doing my usual drawings of course.

One of my favourite drawings of 2011 was ‘Want to Play’, above. I just loved this dogs expression and had to capture it on paper. The fact he was a Lab was a bonus – have I mentioned how much I love drawing labs before at all:) The original drawing has sold and gone to a good home but, as a small thank you for all the support I get both here and on FB, I am giving away a print, hot of the printer as it isn’t available to purchase yet, over on my FB page (link in the right hand column). You will find details of what to do to enter the draw on there should you be interested. If you are not a fan of FB but would like your name to be included just let me know by leaving a comment here on my blog and I’ll make sure it goes into the hat. I’ll be announcing the winner on Wednesday 11th January.