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Horses

by Elisabeth Moss
(France)

Horses

Horses

I am the Granddaughter and Great-granddaughter of well known artists. My Great-grandfather painted in oil and watercolour (Ettore Cosomati), and my Grandfather was a commercial artist and did work for London transport and Trust house Forte to name just 2 (Aldo Cosomati). Even my Grandmother sculpted!

Although I attempted to draw, I came to the conclusion that their talent dried before it reached me.

It wasn't until I found this site and saw the doodled picture sent to you by your sister, that I was inspired to take pencil to paper again. I am now completely hooked and probably permanently joined to a drawing board.

I don't know if my esteemed relatives would class my productions as Fine Art but they give me a certain satisfaction and pleasure.

**Note from Kerry:
Hi Elisabeth, what a lovely story. I can't wait to tell my sister that she has inspired you to start drawing again.

Your drawing is fantastic! It must have taken you ages. Did you use color pencils and color paper? It looks good enough to frame. Well done!

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Luna Moth Drawing

by Denice Jackson
(Los Lunas, NM)

Moths are Beautiful, Too!

Moths are Beautiful, Too!

I have been drawing for several years in order to more clearly explain to my science students about the world around them.

Many are visual learners and showing my own drawings encourages students to pay attention to the fantastic details of their environment.

By the way, for those of you who think this moth is in the wrong category; all insects are members of the animal kingdom....


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Note from Kerry:
Denice, you must be a terrific teacher, those children are truly blessed to have you.

I have done a page on how to draw insects and (luckily) it is filed under animal drawings. I must have had a good teacher just like you.

Your drawing is delicate and quite admirable.

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Kittens In The Basket

by loetji
(B.Lampung, Indonesia)

Kittens In The Basket

Kittens In The Basket

Hi.. Kerry, this my first animal colored picture.

I haven't been so confident in using colored pencil, since it's difficult to erase.

But when I saw this picture on a calendar I gave it a try. I used my nephew's colored pencils, and after seeing the result, I guess I should get ones of my own. :))

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Loetji, that is so pretty! Good job.

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Tiger

by michelle
(granton ontario)


I drew this tiger last week.

I used stonehenge mat board prismacolour pencils and verithin pencils. i sketched him in with an hb pencil.


***Note from Kerry:
Michelle, I think all of your drawings are of great quality but some impress me more than others. This is one of my favorites.

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Sneaky Cat

by Jacqueline kennedy
(Ireland)

sneaky cat

sneaky cat

This is another one of my paintings that I did for the rescue center. It was a particular cat which was so badly ill treated ...

I painted him in a way which i thought his life should have been...what cats are most happiest doing....it doesn't take that much.

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Jacqueline, your passion and love for these poor little things shines through your art. Great work!

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Mom And Me

by Wanda Barbee
(Concho Arizona)

Mom And Me

Mom And Me

This was a photo I got off the internet. It is done on Bristol paper.

I used pencil on most of it but the white cat did not show up too well, so I added some powdered graphite to darken it, but it still appeared white. Then I used colored pencils to color the eyes. I also used color pencil for the background.

I named it "Mom And Me" because it is a mommy kitty and her kitten.

***Note from Kerry:
Wow Wanda! You've done a fantastic job with it. Very clever. Thank you so much for sharing how you achieved that likeness.

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Leopard Cub

by Bella
(Durban, South Africa)

Leopard Cub

Leopard Cub

I saw this on a calender and decided that it would be a challenge to do. It's done in soft pastels.

My guess was correct, it's not an easy one to do. This is the first animal picture that I've done.

***Note from Kerry:
Aw, isn't he cute? You've done a great job with this one, Bella.

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Collie

by Joe Corso
(Toms River, NJ, USA)

Collie

Collie

I am preparing dog paintings for this years annual "Dog Walk for Cancer" held by Community Medical Center, Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs, and Kindred Souls Canine Training Center.

I have four dog paintings, a black Labrador, Beagle, American Eskimo Dog, and Collie.

I have run into a problem, as I now work in water colors. I am right with three of the paintings but dogs with long hair, the Collie I did today, I need some help. I did it in five layers as usual, and then used a fan brush to try and make the hair strokes.

I put this up for comment and suggestions.

**Note from Kerry:

Hi Joe, it's lovely to hear from you again. I'm afraid I don't have anything constructive to give to you because I have no experience with water colors. I hope some kind person can give you some tips.

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My Dog In Pastels

by Sandra
(UK)

My Dog In Pastels

My Dog In Pastels

This is my dog Codi.

I used soft pastels to draw her. I made the most of her keeping still for a change whilst she was lying in the sun and did a few small sketches. I then made some colour notes, and I also took some photos to refer to.

I was really pleased with this drawing until I sprayed it with fixative - I used far too much and the whole picture lost its vibrance! Still, another lesson learned!

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Sandra, I remember the sketch you did of Cody, here it is:
Sleeping Dog, and I instantly recognized her! This is a lovely picture of her. Well done!

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The Arab

by Jacqueline kennedy
(Ireland)

The Arab

The Arab

This is a painting i did for an animal rescue center where I do volunteer work.

It is to sell and raise money to help the welfare of the animals. I loved doing it.

***Note from Kerry:
It's very good Jacqueline. Very clever, good job.

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Top Dog

by Ukiha Sasuke
(USA; Uk; New York)

Top Dog

Top Dog

It's really hard to draw something like this. But I think it's easy to look at it after you've finished it.

It's not perfect but I'm working at drawing for only 5-6 days.

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Ukiha, did you draw this with a graphic pad? Or did you create it in an image program? Either way, you've created a cute dog!

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The Huskey

by Jacqueline kennedy
(cavan)

The huskey

The huskey

This is my second drawing of a huskey....well it's meant to be :)

Well with plenty of practice i could be better i hope. I painted it with acrylics .I didn't draw it with pencil first just straight from the brush...That's probably why it looks messy....so here's to the second go..

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Jacqueline, you are doing really well! You must be happy with your paintings. I can sense you are having a lot of fun, and it shows (that's a good thing).

I have a tip you might like. You can always use chalk to quickly sketch what's on your mind, and then paint directly over that. It would be less time consuming than pencil and you'd be able to capture your fleeting thoughts.

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Portrait Of A Dog

by Mike Bruce
(Birmingham)

Portrait Of A Dog

Portrait Of A Dog

This portrait of a dog was drawn using studio coloured pencils. A friend at work asked me to draw the portrait as a present for her brother's pet dog.

**Note from Kerry:
Hi Mike, you have certainly captured the personality of this dog. He looks to have a lovely temperament. I like your work, well done!

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Kitties

by kitty
(romania)


This is another card I've made (it was for a special occasion). At my school we had an event and i had to participate with cards, so i figured this one should be cute:D
The writing on it means: "have a nice spring!"


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Note from Kerry:
Hey Kitty, you're right, it's so very cute and lovely - just like its creator!

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Wild Life

by k.j.chilton
(heysham,lancashire,uk)

Wild Life

Wild Life

I just don't seem able to stop drawing and sketching at the moment. Perhaps I should now start to take my time and try to improve my skills, such as they are.

It's just that I keep reading and looking at this website, and I must have a go.

My latest is a collection of the wild. I think maybe I should start to put one item on a page and try to make the images bigger.

I am stuck for equipment and materials at the moment, being unable to work, money is tight. I just use A4 copy paper and a few different pencils and crayons. I would be grateful for any comments on what people think I should perhaps concentrate my energies on and which direction I should be going in.
Anyway, enough from me.
Love to all out there in this big wide world!

Ken

***Note from Kerry:
Ken, these are just fantastic! I also do several drawings on the one page. Have you had a go at drawing large? It's a lot harder than small drawings as it makes any errors stand out. It's a good learning experience.

As for which direction you should go, the answer is easy - you go with your heart and wherever your interest lies.

My aim is to be able to do portrait drawing. I keep practicing by drawing anything and everything, then I have another go at a portrait. I see improvement with each one.

The main thing is that you are having fun and with each drawing you are getting better. Isn't that just the greatest thing?

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Henry

by K.J. Chilton
(Heysham, Lancashire, UK)

Henry

Henry

This is my first attempt at drawing a horse, well the head anyway.
I used a 2b pencil.and then edited in picnik.

***Note from Kerry:
Ken, it's good to see you are trying different topics with your drawings. That helps you to discover where your passion lies. I'm so pleased that you are having fun experimenting. Your horse is very good for a first attempt.

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Courtney's Seal

by Courtney Woodberry
(SA)

Courtney's Seal

Courtney's Seal

I'm in year nine at school and for art we had animal drawings. So I did this, hope you like it. xx.

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Courtney! It's very good. I hope you continue to draw for many years, it really is a wonderful pastime. Your shading is well done. Good job!

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