Monday, June 21, 2010

Sketchbook Mondays # 3

Chauncy, our Giant Schnauzer

      In keeping with the spirit of sketchbook Mondays, this is truly a super fast sketch. It took me less than ten minutes and it really is far from finished. I've been going to paint this image for a few years, it's a picture of our dog looking out the back door, waiting for us to let him out :)

       The appeal here, other than the fact that it's my cuddly, cute, huge dog, is the light. I think I'll paint just about anything if the light is hitting it in just the right way.

      Also, if you look closely you can see I had trouble placing the bridge of his nose. I had to try a couple times to get it right, and I left most of my original marks there because I liked the sketchy energy that it gave. As always, if you want to post a sketch for Monday leave a note in the comments and I'll try to come check it out.

      I say try because things have been crazy busy around here lately. I'm sorry I haven't gotten around to comment on anyone's post, I've been getting ready for a week long camping trip with 11 teenage girls for my church, and it's been hectic. I'll be gone the rest of the week, but I have a guest host for our Wednesday question. :)

      My husband said he will answer any questions you may have about me or my art or anything else, so leave a question in the comments if you want and we'll see what he has to say. It should be interesting, and certainly a  change of pace :) I'm seriously curious about what he has to say about me, but I'll have to wait until I get back because he won't say a word. *pouting*

      Anyway, I hope you all have a great week and I'll see you when I get back!


  1. Are you kidding me?? Less than a minute! I think that it already looks amazing! I love that you have giant schnauzers. They would be such a fun dog!

  2. Wow! Ten minutes! That's amazing! It's an adorable picture.

    I had to miss Mondays sketch because I wanted to leave my Father's day post up for a few days - but next Monday I will post another :o)

    I hope you have a fantastic trip! Since you are away, I have a question for Mr. Cook himself...

    If you could choose one painting for Crystal to paint especially for you, what would it be of? :0)

  3. Very nice, dynamic sketch - it is amazing what a time constraint can do to fire up the spontaneous ability we're capable of! Have a great vacation (well, is a trip away with 11 teenagers a vacation?)

  4. Truly a fast sketch? Damn Crystal you are one talented girl!!! I can't get over how amazing you are!

  5. this is fantastic and a real pleasure to view. So nicely sketched. You did a great job of capturing his form and personal expression

  6. I absolutely love this sketch! I think it's awesome...and what do you mean it's not finished? It's simply beautiful.

  7. Terrific sketch and 10 mins that's impressive. I think it's great that you keep a sketch book, or do studies. I should really get into that habit. How do you find the time? You Rock!

  8. 10 minutes, wow, so fast for this sketch...and you did it nicely too, Crystal, you go girl:)
    BTW, a pleasant Trip to you!

  9. I am enjoying very much your sketchbook Monday's. The sketch of Chauncy is super.

  10. Hi Crystal, a great sketch! Your light on Chauncy's head gives perfect structure. I love sketchbook Mondays : )
    And here is a question for your husband:
    Were you into art before you met Crystal? Has her love of art influenced you?
    Hope you're having a good week camping. You are a brave one ; )

  11. impressive sketch! I love the light on him. I think I am late for the wed question because i just read the answers :)

  12. crystal chauncy sketch is so expressive it ...sounds like you had a good trip


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