Monday, 28 December 2009

Gemma


This was a surprise Christmas present for my sister and her family, I started drawing Gemma a Bichon Frise over a year ago when she sadly died, she was always by my sisters side, they were inseparable. So I was determined to do the best job I could, but only had two very poor and unclear photo's which showed very little hair tone and definition of Gemma to work from, that's why around twelve attempts ended up in the the waste bin, I have a problem with white hair on white paper, I cant be the only one! anyway my sister was over the moon as they say and I hope it brings back many happy memories of walking with Gemma on the beach, as they spent hours there together.

8 comments:

sue said...

What a wonderful gift for your sister, Grahame.
I can see why it would be a difficult one to draw - even with good refs. You did a lovely job.

Dors said...

Oh yes Grahame..The white on white is so hard. I have fought with a few times. You did a great job and your sister is over the moon and that's great.

Lovely job. and a nice composition.

ernestorod said...

beautiful artwork, congratulations and wishes for a very happy 2010!
ernestorod

Krista Hasson said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Sue, She was very pleased to say the least, Happy New Year to you...

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Dors as always, Happy New Year...

Grahame Butler said...

Thanks Ernestood, all the best for 2010

Grahame Butler said...

Thank you Krista, Happy New Year for 2010...