I’ll be honest, I don’t know why I keep drawing flowers on their noses and hair. I kind of dig it. This one I think is not quite as nice as my first very serious fur attempt, but he has some excellent qualities.
I picked up an 005 mechanical pencil with HB lead and I love it! I don’t have to sharpen it! But, sometimes you have to let more lead out instead of scratching stuff up and not realizing you have to let more lead out. Haha. I also got some of these tortillions but didn’t have them handy and the q-tip continued to be a fine alternative. (Don’t you love supplies with fancy names that don’t cost an arm and a leg!)
As a side note, it has sadly come to my attention that all of my old gallery slideshows of work in progress no longer work. When I first started in 2011 the whole process was SO TEDIOUS with the scanning and re-sizing and cleaning up and re-naming and posting holy cow. But I learned things and some people liked the things, and that’s great! And now, to new things! With mechanical pencils sometimes!
Thanks for dropping in! Hello to Paint Party Friday!
I love him. So much detail. Have a great weekend.
What a beauty you have created today. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie
This is delightful and I think your fur is perfect! Happy PPF
Oh my god, i love it, especially the flowers added in the fur!
Wow…..I haven’t visited in awhile and I love your new style…..the mechanical pencil suites you great. Your rendering skills are wonderful……love the details in the sparkling eyes and fur. I used to work w charcoals and tortillions too and found them to be so helpful for creating the smooth gradients.
Love this guy. He looks a little aloof. I love using a Bic mechanical pencil. They always stay sharp and the erasers are good.
he is absolutely marvelous!!!
The detail on your drawings is fantastic. I love your style.
I never fail to smile when I see your amazing characters…they are so fabulous…unique and fun!! You have the best style ever!!
And a smashing bow tie it is!
I am in love with mechanical pencils. I love using the .9–bigger and softer than normal. I also recently acquired a .3–very sharp and thin–just don’t get soft lead–cracks every 5 seconds. I also like drafting pencils with those cool sharpeners and seemingly endless lead. Love the flowers–so cool. xo
Great work with the mechanical pencil, so detailed. I do like your creatures, they have such personality.
Preston is terrific and I’m sure he loves his flowers and bow tie.
You just amaze me. Your talent is incredible.
Cindy, I LOVE your creativity and style. Hair and skin do trap scents from the environment, so to me the flowers make sense!
Than you for sharing! I really like your banner too! Unique!
Cindy, nice creature character sketch. Love all the details.
I love the flowers! And all those tiny details …. You say you wouldn’t have the patience to finish a painting, but I surely wouldn’t have the patience to make these kind of intricate drawings! Sorry you lost all of your slideshows, they were very interesting …
I love his face and flowers somehow look perfectly placed!
Thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment.
He’s very cute. I use a .5 H lead mechanical pencil to lay out my drawings. I would never have a sharp point otherwise. LOL