Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Anyways, the walls were super thin, plus sounds traveled through the vents and I had one set of neighbors who would fight almost daily. One day I overheard them fighting and the girl yelled that she didn't want to even be near him and he yelled back, "Fine! Where are you going to go you idiot? It's a f*&@#ing studio!" Even in my tiredness and annoyance at their constant fighting, that totally made me LOL.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Ever tried clipping or dremeling a pug's nails? It's slightly easier than trying to get an octopus to juggle. And the added joy is that pug's nails grow super duper fast. I have seen my pug contort into poses that would make a yogi jealous. Attending to her nails takes concentration, dedication, strength, flexibility, and a stiff drink afterwards.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
I tried drawing my friend's cat based off of a picture she had sent me to show me her cat's big belly. I think I got the belly size right but not the face. Hmm, I'll need to practice the cat face. I get plenty of practice drawing cute poochy animal bellies from drawing my pug all the time.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
One of my sisters was generous enough to give me some new watercolors for my birthday and then promptly demanded a picture using said watercolors. Since she gave me such nice paints, I agreed. My sister has been fortunate to have three great dogs in her past, but unfortunate to have them pass away, one very recently. So she wanted a recreation of my previous rainbow bridge (here) but with her three dogs together. Since this was for my sister, I started with a pencil sketch and then went over it in pen and erased the pencil marks. Here's the cleaned up ink sketch.
I did some of the painting below, but need to touch up a few spots still. The pug's lack of a shadow is bugging me the most. But I got waylaid by weekend plans and a bad head cold. I loved using watercolors again, but I missed the gouache a bit when trying to color in the trees. Oh, and good watercolor paper makes ALL the difference.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Most mornings I am awakened by my pug licking my face, sucking on my hair, crawling on top of me (man those tiny paws really hurt when 21 lbs are concentrated in them), or farting in my face. Although sometimes this backfires and I oversleep when my pug does.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Ok so my pug would probably suck as a guard dog since she sees all people and animals as potential new friends that she wants to frolic with and lick. She is a total schmoozer. But it sometimes helps just having a dog around and she provides comfort for when I unnecessarily freak myself out about something. So I guess this makes me Whitney Houston and her Kevin Costner in this scenario. And I may, or may not, serenade songs to her about how I will always love her. That's all I have to say about that.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
As the weather gets colder, having a clingy hot-bodied pug nearby is actually perfect for keeping my feet warm. It's perfect for a cold day on the couch, or in the chilly mornings when I'm putting on my makeup at my vanity table. She doesn't mind it when I wriggle my toes under her warm belly. In fact, I think she enjoys it. And my cold toes thank her for it.
Friday, November 4, 2011
I love a good fancy mustache. My childhood best friend and I used to shout out different kinds of mustaches as our moms drove us home. I'm sure my neighbors thought it was freaky to hear us shouting "curly mustache!" and "rainbow mustache!" It's especially impressive Sunny managed to grow this mustache considering she's a pug and a girl. Billy and Emily are waiting outside on a bench, eating some ice cream.
I had fun with this one although I definitely need a better paintbrush for the finer details. I want something with shorter hairs and less give. My fingers were sore at the end.