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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 illustratedatcs.com) 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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