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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Chihuahua, Pastel Sketch

I'm planing a gift painting of chihuahua dogs and have not ever painted any. I found 3 images in the reference photos on wetcanvas.com and did a sketch in about an hour to try my skill at this. Thank you, CanisLupis for the reference photo for this sketch. Here is the result.

Chihuahua Sketch
about 8 x 10 inches, Pastel on Canson paper

My plan is to do three different dogs in a single frame. The paintings will be 5 x 7 inches, so may be a little harder to do. Hmmm. I am pleased that this looks like my reference, whew. I'll keep you posted on the project.

7 comments:

Sheila said...

Your first chihuahua? Awesome job Jo!

Johanne Morin said...

Good job Jo! I like the sparkles in the eyes. Looking forward to seeing more chihuahua.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Sheila, thank you so much.

Johanne, thank you, too. It was a good photo. That sure helps.

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Whoa! You go, Jo!! This is excellent - great job on all of it.

Jo Castillo said...

Regina, thank you so, so much.

Joanna said...

Awwww...

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, thanks. :)

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los NiƱos. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill