Drawing has become a new revelation to me, as until recently I did tend to shy away from this ‘dreaded’ part of our assignments. Not only has it become a joyous therapeutic part of my life, I feel it is an important part of my development allowing me to look more closely at every thing. Through this I have realized that looking at the drawings of other ceramic and sculpture artists is as important as looking at their finished pieces to see where they are coming from.



Pokey has been with me since he was 4 months old and is now at the ripe age of12. Him and I have been on numerouse adventures over the years walking the coast of Wales, 4 Pumlumon Challenges as well as 100's of miles following use when out riding.

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Title "Pokey I"
Image size H17.5" x  W17.5"
Brown Parcel Paper, Concentrated Water Colors, Chalk, Pastel.

 
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Title "Pokey II"
Image size H17.5" x  W17.5"
Brown Parcel Paper, Concentrated Water Colors, Chalk, Pastel.



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Title "Pokey III"
Image size H23" x  W33"
Cartridge paper, Concentrated Water Colors, Chalk, Pastel.    



Sadly today (22/9/11) I was told that little Ben had recently passed away at a ripe old age. Although he had a reputation of being a bit of a ‘crumby old man’, the one time I was fortunate to meet him was early this year and I couldn’t help taking lots of photos of him and you can see from his eyes and stance that he loved the camera, which in turn have ended up being used to produce a number of sketches.

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Title "Ben I"
Image size H23" x  W33"
Cartridge paper, Concentrated Water Colors, Chalk, Pastel.





Fuwry is a stunning collie with one blue eye and owned by Helen and Lyndon. I was fortunate tohave captured this picture of him when he turned his head to look back at Helen.


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Title "Fuwry I"
Image Size H23" x W33"
Cartridge paper, Concentrated Water Colors, Chalk, Pastel.




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Title "Fuwry II"
Image Size H23" x W33"
Cartridge paper, Concentrated Water Colors, Chalk, Pastel.



I was asked to sketch Steve's Spaniel Harvey, which was a bit nerve recking as its one thing just drawing what you want to draw, producing a drawing for someone else  brings on a totally different concept called Pressure. Even going over to take some photos was hard as you're trying to capture something in the eyes, well I am anyway. Even though it seemed to take me ages to get down to drawing him I think Steve was pleased.

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Title "Harvey"
Image Size H23"x W33"
Cardridge Paper, Concentrated Water Colour, Chalk, Pastel



Photography by Valerie Price-West