Tag Archives: graphite

Sketches of a Horse, a Hen, an Eagle, and a Longhorn

I’ve been trying to sort of kick-start my creativity lately, so I’m doing quick sketches to try and spark some ideas and inspiration.  I’m also sketching so that I can say to myself, yes, I did draw today! 😉

These took about 10 minutes to a couple of hours each, with the horse sketch taking the longest.  The hen and the longhorn are both done with Faber-Castell Pitt markers, and the eagle and the horse are graphite.  After playing with graphite again, I wouldn’t mind doing a fully fledged drawing with it again.  Once upon a time, graphite was my go-to medium of choice.  Once I tried out pen and ink several years ago, I fell in love, and the graphite took the back seat.

I’ll admit that I am currently working on a new drawing, and this time with a new medium: clayboard.  More on that later. 🙂

These were all done in a Strathmore Field sketchbook, and measure roughly 7×9 inches in size.

Thank you for looking.  Happy first day of spring!

Eagle Sketch CR Hen SketchCR Horse SketchCR Longhorn SketchCR


Posted by on March 20, 2014 in All Artwork, Sketches


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New Pages

Hello dear readers,

I just wanted to mention that I’ve got three new pages for you to check out if you’d like.  Pet Portraits, Prints for Sale, and Sculptures for Sale.  Here you may put in an order for an original portrait of your pet, or buy other artwork.  So check them out and feel free to browse.  If you see something you like, please contact me.  Of course, I will be continuing my regular blog as well.  Thank you, and have a wonderful rest of the week!


Posted by on January 22, 2013 in Odds and Ends (Uncategorized)


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A Bull

I wanted to do some quick sketches last night, and nothing came to me until I found a great reference image of some sort of bull.  I just loved the giant droopy ears on this mellow guy.

For a change, I went with graphite instead of ink for this sketch.  I wanted the softness of graphite.  It was a lot of fun.  It took me about an hour to do this.

A Bull (for lack of a better title)


-Approximately 5×7 inches in size.

Thanks for looking! 🙂


Posted by on January 5, 2012 in All Artwork, Sketches


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Christmas Drawing and Card 2005

Here is another of my cards.  This one was difficult due to the detail and the complex composition.  I never felt altogether happy with it, but the time came when I had to call it finished.  This one came together rather slowly, as it is a larger size than some of my work was at the time.  This was one of my more popular Christmas cards, and people seemed happy with it, so that made it all worth it in the end. 🙂


-8×8 inches in size

-Drawn in graphite

Thank you for looking.  Merry Christmas! 🙂


Posted by on December 25, 2011 in All Artwork, Christmas Drawings and Cards


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