This is a portrait of my friend's darling dog Mocha who passed away. I remember how she would get hold of her bandanna and prance around proudly with it in her mouth. This drawing took longer than normal for two reasons. Firstly, I only had old fuzzy cell phone images to work from so I did a lot of preparatory sketches. Secondly, I found it difficult to keep my emotions in check during the process- I had to keep stopping to cry.
A little bit about me:
Until recently I never fully considered being an artist as a valid personal professional choice, but hard economic times have forced me to rethink what I had always considered to be a talent and a hobby, but since artistry had suddenly become the only means by which I could keep my familyís dreams afloat. Iíve always had the desire to dedicate myself to it fully but that felt like a selfish and childish whim, now I have no other choice but to make sure I am successful in my artistic endeavors- fate has made the choice for me that I could not make for myself.
My feelings on the purpose of art:
The purpose of art to is to create something beautiful; for hand-rendered art it is to express a moment in...
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