I usually have an image in my head but can’t seem to get it out on paper. I’ve learned that I can draw it over and over again tweaking this or that and eventually I am happy with comes out of my hand. It just comes down to having enough time in the day to keep drawing vs. going to work and sleeping and all the other chores of life.

What most people don’t see is the 100 rabbits or 2oo cats I drew before I started liking them. That is why I thought I would include some of the many dogs I’ve been working on lately…..make sure to scroll to the bottom to see the 1% of success!

Right now I am trying to replicate a certain dog. I’ve made some cute dogs, but out of the 100 I’ve drawn maybe 3 look like the picture. But once I got a few that I liked I started realizing the features that I needed to include in the drawing to make it be successful.

Here are just a few of the many dogs I’ve been drawing the last few days.

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Wrong hand drawing with watercolor added. I have a ton of these, because they are so fun to do! Some actually look just like the little guy below, I just didn’t scan all of them. On these I was working on the ears and shading.

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These are on 5×7 watercolor paper. I have tons of these, just trying to make different kinds of dogs. This was before I started the project below.

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This is a 14×11 piece of card stock from the craft store, there are more dogs on the top of the page but they didn’t all get scanned in.

So here is what I was trying to make.

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And I think I finally got somewhere! Here is my 1%.


Watercolor maker and waterbrush, once it dries I draw the outline with my wrong hand.


Pastel pencil and then smudged with my finger and then drawn wrong handed.


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