Monday, February 28, 2011

Tank the bulldog

susan's tank

I’m interrupting the presentation of my altered book for a short time.   I was up all night dealing with two pups who are terrified of thunderstorms so I got just about no sleep.  Then this morning I had an appointment with a neuro-opthalmologist that lasted over 3 hours.  I’m feeling raw and tired and not like sharing those personal pages. 

I am excited to share today’s project.  I am doing a pay-it-forward through facebook.  I met up with one of the friends on my list and finally got to share what I made for her.  It was a good time just to see some friends, but it was so much fun to be able to give her something I think is special.  She has a great dog and she spoils him rotten (as any dog owner should!)  I love seeing her photography that he stars in.  As soon as she signed up, I knew I wanted to try and paint her “Tank”.  I wasn’t sure it would turn out, but I was going to try.  I “stole” one of her pics to use as my reference (you can see she is a superb photographer as she took the photo you’re seeing.

I started with prismacolor pencils and was really happy with it, but it seemed really faint (I had started this on a piece of wood and the color of the wood just wasn’t allowing the pencils to really show well enough, so I started painting.  I used acrylics, mostly golden, and just took my time and enjoyed the process.  I had a great friend who I emailed my progress to so I could get some constructive feedback and that was really helpful.  She saw things that my eye just passed over and really helped me get it to the final stage.  P1240093

Anyways, I am very happy with how he turned out and I really think that my friend loves it which makes me feel good.  It is such a pleasure to make something special for someone.  My favorite projects are the ones I start off intending to gift away to someone in particular.  What are your favorite projects?  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Hi Brandy! I love it! You are so talented! I so wish I could draw like you!

  2. Oh wow! Tank turned out fabulous!! Brandy you are REALLY GOOD! I can't wait to see what you draw and doodle in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Book. I'm posting new info and picture on the tab on my blog and will soon have a badge.

    I hope you are feeling better now that it's been a couple days.

  3. Oh I forgot to mention, I just love the little box... :)



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