Fellow blogger Sue Pownell contacted me a few days ago and said that the 'Urban Sketchers' theme will shortly be dogs. She challenged me to draw a dog, post it on my blog and she would do the same.
Sue will have a hard job trying to find a dog where she is - but I am lucky enough to have the perfect model right here! Her name is Codi.
I took an opportunity this morning to sketch her face in charcoal whilst waiting for the weekly shopping to arrive. I could have gone on to draw her whole body too, in fact, I could have done a lot more with just her face and created something far more special, but I have another painting waiting for me to complete and I have very little time today in which to do it, so I decided to just sketch her best bit - that beautiful face :0)
© Sandra Busby. Charcoal
Hmm.. I should have suggested her neck - Oh well.
I have done a full pastel drawing of her before, which you can see here. But this charcoal sketch didn't take me much time to do at all, maybe 25 minutes?
I forget how much I love charcoal and all of those other mediums which are well within my comfort zone. I miss them! For now, I will struggle on with watercolours until I have significantly improved :0)
Anyway - before I go, here are some photograph's of the real Codi, which I took on our woodland walk yesterday...
And as Autumn settles in, the leaves are turning...
Aren't they pretty?