Friday, January 14, 2011

Doggie Sketch

Irene Gallo is Tor's Art Director. She's been at IMC every year and gives a rip-roarin' lecture on the business of art. Not being an artist per se, she often has a fresh perspective of the appreciative audience and sees something in a painting that a viewer will notice in the overall impression that sometimes artists miss. Her contributions to the critiques at IMC are invaluable for that very reason.
Irene is also a very fine photographer and often shares them on Facebook. This photo of her dog was posted in January and I was so taken with the beauty of his head shape and the intelligent nobility of his gaze that I knew I had to draw him. He's a Scottish deer hound but Irene describes him as "A greyhound in a Wookie suit."

6 comments:

hmuxo said...

Beautiful sketch!! Love his eyes!!

Pat said...

and you have captured the haunting feeling of the deerhound perfectly! xx

Sandra said...

Gosh! What a beautiful sketch! I could almost get tangled up within that fur!

bricarwaller said...

He's awesome!! I thought he was a Saluki at first. Just terrific!!!!!

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Thank you to each of you for your comments.

Swan Artworks said...

He's lovely, I can't help picturing deer hounds beside a medieval hearth in a great hall with mead and wild boar and flickering torchlight...
Great drawing...