zondag 8 september 2013
Size 100x65 cm.The outcome is 'softer' that it would have been with graphite, or just black pencil. I like it.
She has one brown, and one blue eye. She is a mixed husky breed with a lovely personality.
This will be one of the drawings featured in the 2014 calendar I am making with original art pictures of Santorini shelter animals. All earnings will go to the shelter.
Theoni was a wonderful dog for me to draw, because she looks very much like a dog we used to have ourselves ...our dog Luka. We fell in in love with Luka in 1999 in Sougia, Crete (Greece) and she traveled home with us to The Netherlands by car at the end of our holiday. Luka was a much loved member of our family until she died from an unidentified illness in 2008.
This picture's Theoni lived in the streets of Santorini until she was brought to the Santorini animal shelter. She was one of the lucky dogs that found a home in Germany soon afterwards.
This drawing of Theoni will be featured in the 2014 calendar I am making. When it is ready, you will be able to place orders through my Facebook page www.facebook.com/SusanBrinkmannArt, and also here.
All earnings from sales will go to the Santorini shelter.
When completed, you will be able to order the calendar through my Facebook page www.facebook.com/SusanBrinkmannArt, and here! All earnings will go to the shelter!
I am making a 2014 calendar with drawings of the shelter dogs, which will be for sale though my Facebook page www.facebook.com/SusanBrinkmannArt. All earnings will go to the shelter.
zaterdag 29 juni 2013
This beautiful 7-year old German Shephard named Danae, now lives at the animal shelter in Santorini.
She once belonged to locals who owned a gas station, where she was kept permanently on a short chain, as a watch dog. After a few years the gas station went broke and the owners left the island. They simply left poor Danae behind, still on her chain. After a while she grew so thin that her collar just dropped off, and she started to roam the streets. Luckily the people that work at the shelter found her and she is now well looked after, but she still bears the scars from the treatment she used to receive, she is always a little wary and afraid of people. But Danae is a caring dog, and she tends to look after 'new' dogs at the shelter.
If only a patient and kind someone looking for a slightly mature dog would give her a home...
donderdag 13 juni 2013
My family has had (and still has) several former stray dogs from the Greek islands Santorini and Crete.
Such wonderful dogs! The shelters there are always full because too few of the local inhabitants spay and neuter their animals, and often they let them run free.
I wanted to help the people (mostly volunteers) who run the shelters, and I came up with the idea of designing a 2014 calendar with printed pictures of colored pencil drawings I am now making of animals that are currently in the Santorini shelter. This shelter is run by SAWA (Santorini Animal Welfare Association).
All money that is earned through selling the calendars, will go to the shelter to help the animals.
This is the first picture (January) of Irma, a pointer. Pointers and other hunting dogs are very popular with people who live on Santorini, but unfortunately they also abandon them frequently when they don't want, or need them anymore. A large number lives at the shelter. Irma is lucky enough to have found a home in the US in the near future, but there are many other dogs at the shelter, waiting for a loving home of their own.
Check out SAWA's Facebook page, for more information about what they do and the dogs that live at the shelter.
When ready, it will be possible to order the calendars online through my Facebook page, and I will also post the info here.
I hope to have it ready before the end of June, because I would like to enter it for the Derwent Art Prize 2013 competition (closing date July 1st), together with the color portrait I drew recently.
zondag 19 mei 2013
Finished! This portrait of my youngest niece Vera was made with Caran D'Ache Supracoor Soft pencils, Faber Castell Polychromos and Derwent Coloursoft. The size is 100 x 65 cm.
zondag 12 mei 2013
I will scan the finalized drawing (in about 12 parts, then I will paste them together again in Adobe Photoshop) so the quality will be a lot better than in these photographs.
I hope to finish this picture sometime next week.
maandag 6 mei 2013
Today, I got quite a bit of work done. I hope to have the picture finished within 2 weeks from now.
I intend to enter it for the Derwent Art prize contest 2013 www.derwent-artprize.com
Labels: Portrait drawing; Caran D'Ache; Caran D'Ache Grafstone, realistic pencil portrait, realistic portrait drawings
This lovely girl is my youngest niece. Besides being a beautiful girl, she has a lovely personality; I hope it shines through enough to do her justice in my drawing.
We miss Snuit very much. But drawing this picture made me feel a little closer to her.
zaterdag 20 april 2013
I don't think it occurred to him that I usually charge money for commissioned portraits, and after hearing why he wanted it, I didn't bring the subject up...He wants to give the portrait to his grandmother "so that she won't be so sad anymore about losing her mother".
I'm going to show him the result this afternoon, and I really hope he likes it. Then we'll go out to buy a frame together.
vrijdag 5 april 2013
It will probably become part of my 'Never ending' series (see below for more drawings in this series).
maandag 25 maart 2013
It consists of two parts, like the other 'Never ending' pictures. Each picture is connected to the picture on ts left or right. The reason for this is, because the series is about the eternal circle of life and the balance in nature.
zondag 10 maart 2013
It is always a bit of a problem to scan a portrait in 6 parts, and then paste them together in Photoshop. There are always slight deviations, which are most visible in a human portrait. Especially if you know the subject :-)
vrijdag 1 maart 2013
Size 40 x 60cm.
For sale; € 900,- excl. 6% VAT and including international shipping.
The next picture will be a portrait. Almost done!
zaterdag 16 februari 2013
These stray dogs were at the beach of Perissa, Santorini, in the summer of 2011.
donderdag 31 januari 2013
Conté on paper 59 x 84 cm (current size).