This is sketch 5 of the 75 day sketch challenge and I'm also using it as face 2 of the 29 Faces challenge! I'm going through black ink pens at a great rate of knots as the pages in my sketchbook are quite roughly textured - probably better for using graphite pencils. I'm also finding it quite difficult to keep my sketches simple and short which I think was the whole point of the exercise - I just get carried away with the dogs' features once I get started but I'll work on making them more 'sketchy'.
|Beagle - day 5 of 75 and Face 2 of 29!|
In news from Craggis Cottage, we tried to light the fire for the first time yesterday, looking forward to a cosy night in front of a roaring log fire now that all our living room furniture has been settled into place. S lit some paper first to make sure the chimney wasn't blocked. Well, it obviously hadn't been used for some time as what smoke didn't pour back into the living room starting coming out of little cracks in the chimney stack! Windows were quickly opened and plans to toast our tootsies by the open fire were put on hold until we get a chimney sweep in and S can re-point the chimney stack.
In other news, today we are getting Sky TV installed so we will finally be able to watch the shows we've been missing and catch up on world events (or perhaps not as usually we just end up shouting at the TV when the News is on as it's depressing and frustrating - maybe ignorance is bliss when it comes to the state of the economy!)