Thursday, January 21, 2010
This is a drawing of Jesse, now winging it's way to Idaho! Jesse was Sheila's dog (of Idaho Beauty's Creative Journey), now sadly missed and fondly remembered. She was a joy to draw but nerve wracking too. In fact, it wasn't until I Googled black labs that I realised how unique Jesse looked and how I had to get her exactly right! Forty pages of images later I could find nothing like her! I'm much more comfortable drawing people as I can see how close the likeness is, but I think, after drawing Jesse, that getting animals right might actually be more difficult. I'm sure that most of us see a 'cat' or a 'dog' but the owner sees the life, the personality, the uniqueness so much clearer. I had a Blue Burmese, some years ago, and I very rarely see a photo that looks just like her.
Sheila and I met online some years ago at AQL, a group for quilters. I wonder are we the only two quilters to be equally passionate about MotoGP?!