Thursday, 31 October 2013

Art Every Day Month - Day 1

'McFly' - Ink and Gouach on Recycled Card 135mm x 135mm

So, I've been unusually productive this week. I finished another bird house which I blogged about earlier this week and another pointillism landscape which I had intended to blog about today. However, I happened to read Denthe's latest blog post where she mentioned that she's taking part in Art Every Day Month for November over at Creative Every Day blog and I decided that I might like to take part in that. Not that I don't have enough on my plate with the Christmas Exhibition and Christmas Fair coming up but I seem to be having more creative ideas than I have time to realise these days and, sure, it's good to keep challenging yourself!

                                                         

You see, I recently ordered some recycled brown card stock with a view to use it for printing greetings cards but it didn't work like I had hoped and I didn't really want to have to print onto white paper and then glue that onto the brown card so anyway,  I've been taking photos of the dogs at the rescue centre and although I don't have 30 of them as yet, I had the idea that perhaps I could do pen and ink sketches of the dogs directly on to the brown card stock and add a little bit of gouache to brighten them up and that could be the art I do every day for this challenge (or if I can't get 30 dogs to sketch then I can include the other art I'm working on as it all counts, I guess!)  I'll be selling these original sketches in my Etsy shop and will donate a percentage of the price to the Rescue Centre where these lovely dogs are temporarily resident. 

Look at that sweet face!

So, this is the first one for the first day of the challenge - 1 November.  This is the newest dog to arrive at the shelter.  He is the most adorable and affectionate wee collie, very nervous but super cuddly. I don't think he'll be too long waiting on his forever home. I always imagine what I would call the dogs if they were to share our home and for some reason this little guy seemed like McFly to me so that's what we'll call him here!

24 comments:

  1. He is a sweet little fellow.
    Merle.........

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  2. excellent idea!!! can't wait to see a month of adorable dogs :)

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  3. Oh how sweet he is!!! Your painting of him is fantastic- and what a generous gift in donating to the shelter. I am so looking forward to your challenge art!!

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  4. Beautiful portrait and I truly hope he will find his new home very soon.

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  5. Lovely idea with the dogs - or other animals if you run out! Valerie

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  6. What a fabulous idea! I really want to challenge myself next year with an everyday month - whether that'll be sketching or painting I'm not sure, but it's so good to do!
    McFly is adorable! I love the perspective.
    I'm not sure I could work in the shelter - I think I'd be bringing them all home with me! :)

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  7. Oh, he really is a cutie, and you captured him very well! looking forward to seeing your daily dogs! So happy you joined in!

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  8. Gorgeous! He has such a cute little face. Beautiful artwork :)

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  9. What an adorable sketch, and great idea for art every day. His face is so sweet. I love the way your drawing looks on the cardstock.

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  10. I discover your blog that I like so much! adventures and very beautiful photographs of yours aquarelle, great work !
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    Do not hesitate to visit to me over my blogs, thank you at you, have a nice day!
    Cath.

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  11. You captured that sweet pup so well. Lovely sketch

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  12. He is a darling and you have captured his essence. Great job and idea.

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  13. A superb painting of the dog, and you have really set yourself a challenge. I decided to join Art Every Day because I noticed that Denthe had mentioned it on her blog.
    I love your header too - your art is marvellous.

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  14. Lovely McFly painting, great sense of lightness and movement! Beautiful piece!

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  15. mcfly looks like a real sweety - lovely painting and I know what it's like too take on too much - beware! xx

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  16. Oh so cute. lovely work. Have a fun PPF. Kim

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  17. Mcfly looks so cute and hopeful! Hope he finds a home soon. I love the way you make your animals come alive.

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  18. he's such a cute little guy, i'm sure someone will want to keep him! your painting is great and very realistic! I featured your art and blog along with some other artists this week. I hope you'll stop by and give me your oppinion! xo

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  19. You are incredibly talented my friend I love your collie sketch...and awe poor little guy...I would be so weak and want to take them all... I love dogs but oh my they can be a lot of work.... But they just have to look at me and melt my heart!

    Hugs Giggles

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  20. What a nice portrait of the collie.

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  21. You are so good in painting animals, I wish I could draw mine :)

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  22. What a beautiful painting of this sweet dog. He's just begging to give and be loved! And he looks wonderful on the brown paper!

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  23. He's a sweetie, and you truly made him justice in your painting. What a great way to raise money for a most important cause, and have fun along the way through your artwork. Blessings!

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  24. I love your painting of Mcfly and I hope he is off to his forever home soon.

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