Pugs have such sad, world weary faces so this seemed like the perfect sketch to restart my blog after such long neglect. We are all sad and world weary at this point. It’s weird to have our normal lives suspended and be hunkered down at home. A good time to get back to art and stay in touch with friends and family. This is a charcoal sketch I drew from a decor magazine photo of the dog in an opulent setting. His expression caught my eye. I know pugs aren’t any sadder than other dogs, they just look like they are. He misses being able to slobber on his friends.
One weekend when Sam was here he suggested we draw together, doing timed ten minute sketches. The object was my choice, the medium his–charcoal. It was so much fun. I may have gone a tad over ten minutes but not much. This ceramic camel is about eight inches long and three and a half inches wide and I guess it’s meant to be a tea pot or creamer since his mouth is a spout. It probably at one time had a lid. But matching lids to things are in short supply in thrift stores. He’s charming, though, don’t you think? Definitely fits in with my curios.