King Charles Cavalier and Celestial Maidens

So, it’s not just that making tiny works of art is immediately gratifying, it really teaches you things. In this installment I do a specific dog breed (rather than a cartoonish mutt):

King Charles Cavalier, 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics

And it didn’t go as terribly as expected! I used this reference photo. His name is Vincent and he is a snack fiend (just like my dog Wilson,  a King Charles mix)! I experimented a bit with a white gel pen outline.

Celestial Maiden 1, 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics

I also did some people! never do people. For one thing, too many other people do it so well. And I didn’t take enough life drawing classes. And I haven’t practiced much. Lots of excuses! I bet you have excuses for something you should just go ahead and do. Really.

The impetus for the people was joining a trading card swap (at with the subject Celestial Maidens. And guess what? Not as terrible as expected! The one on the right is Rona, who creates the night sky for dreaming children.

The second is Jin, a starwalker.  (I got a bit frustrated with the hair so threw a big scarf on it, which turned out to be the perfect place for some swirly things.) I can see a lot of flaws but mostly I am happy they are not terrible! I still need to do two more for the swap.

Celestial Maiden 2, 2.5″ x 3.5″, Copics

Thanks for stopping in! You folks have all been so damn nice!

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10 thoughts on “King Charles Cavalier and Celestial Maidens

  1. Leigh

    Hey, hey! Those Celestial Maidens are FABULOUS! Your experience with copics and personal style come shining through! I love the personalities that you came up with too. I bet you´re really pleased you tried something new – as you say it´s such a great way of learning new things. Best I keep that in mind – I have a landscape swap coming up and just the thought makes my toes CURL ;)

  2. Sheri McClure-Pitler

    What a nice surprise! I like your maidens. They are infused with personality. I think Rona looks like she stepped from the pages of a children’s book. And I love the scarf on Jin and especially how you took something you didn’t like, got creative and made it better. I’ve found that some of my favorite work comes from such happy accidents.

  3. sharon

    Your spaniel is sweet! I love the swirly style you use to fill your artworks – its quite distinctive. Thank you for your comment on my IF “carry” piece :)

  4. Mom

    Love the puppy & the Maidens are awesome-wouldn’t know you didn’t have the Art classes-you didn’t seem to need them! Love Mom

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