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Parker

Today’s face: Parker, inspired by Sktchy.

Drawn on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app.


Spot

Today’s face: Spot, inspired by Sktchy and today’s Sktchy subscription daily tip from France van Stone.

Drawn on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app.


Miles

Today’s face: Miles, inspired by Sktchy.

Drawn in a Moleskine watercolour sketchbook with a Micron 01 pen and painted with Zecchi Toscana watercolours.


Binx

Today’s face is Binx the Minx, my beautiful rescue dog. He was only possible portrait I could draw today. He was euthanased yesterday after a scan showed aggressive cancers on both his kidneys. He’d already had surgery last week for what we then thought was a one-off tumour on his head, but he became progressively more unwell following that surgery.

Binx was a rescue dog. We adopted him from the Dogs Trust in Shoreham in 2008. Over those 10 years he was always a joy, sometimes a devil, bursting with character. I’m so grateful to the Dogs Trust for introducing us to him and to Grove Lodge Veterinary Group for looking after his veterinary care, especially over the past couple of weeks. ❤️💔

Drawn in a Diario di Viaggio sketchbook with a Micron 01 pen painted with Zecchi Toscana watercolours and finished with Posca pens.


Aileen’s dog

Today’s face: Aileen’s dog, inspired by Sktchy. This weekly challenge on Sktchy is to push your art in a new direction by using something unique as your canvas. So I hunted round my house for something suitably interesting to draw on and and came across this large stone that we use as an occasional doorstop – it’s about 14x10cm at its widest points. Then I browsed my Sktchy queue (of photos I want to draw) looking for a suitable portrait and came across this one of Aileen’s dog, who has pretty much the perfect shaped face and “please draw me” eyes. I did contemplate drawing him/her in 3D around the entire stone but that felt like too much of a challenge for today so I stuck with a simple 2D portrait across the top of the stone. Maybe next time I’ll try a 3D portrait…

Drawn on a stone using Posca pens.