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Thursday, 10 March 2011

Rich chocolate cake and sticky Cellotape

Pencil on Paper
Sheona Hamilton-Grant. All rights reserved.

Chocolate stains, happy grins and sticky tape have featured heavily, as I emerge apron strings loosened and scissors lost, from our "birthday week".
Every year, from the 5th of March through to the 10th, 6 important family birthdays are celebrated in style, wrapped in loud laughs and decorated with acrobatic happy dances.

As all you fellow Mummies can well imagine, work in the studio has been festively slowed down.

No worries tough, here is a portrait I "prepared" earlier and want to share.
Meet Emily.
A gorgeous 6 year old Poodle Pointer with piercing kind eyes.
A gem of a dog, well mannered and high on life, Emily sat and stared me out while I triggered a few reference shots and discovered the depth of her eyes and softness of her nose.

Next week, when I reconnect with my scribble friends and the last of the colourful tacky balloons has popped, focus will once again be on rendering big canine eyes, big round puppy eyes....


Hilro said...

Love the face - especially the eyes and chin. You can really tell this is a cross breed.

An English Shepherd said...

Lovely picture :-)

geraldo roberto da silva said...

Fantastic! Very good!

AMBre said...

Awesome !

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Thank you all for your encouraging words and big thumbs up :D