View Full Version : P&I: Yorkshire Terrier

12-16-2001, 09:44 AM
I went to a Championship Dog show today, and was inspired to 'do' this Yorkshire terrier.
Not quite sure why I chose pen & ink. With all its straggly hairs, it definitely a challenge from my previous smooth haired German Shepherd I did almost a year ago.
Tossing up whether to make hand-pulled one colour screen prints of it or not, did that with the GS & sold four so far.
Wish it scanned better. Oh well.

12-16-2001, 11:33 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: I can't find words to say how wonderful this is. If I were in your position I would make a negative of this and transfer it to a copper plate to do an edition of fine etching. You just can't get the detail in with serigraph. Pop over into the printmaking forum and get some input from folks there. This piece definitely deserves a small editon. I wouldn't do larger than 15 or 20 of them though. You want to build up an interest and demand. A smaller edition will make the prints more valuable.

12-16-2001, 01:51 PM
Beautifully done :)

Rose Queen
12-16-2001, 02:11 PM
This is just delightful, Jillian! Pen and ink was the perfect medium for a Yorkie. You done good...

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12-16-2001, 04:22 PM
:clap: BRAVO :clap: Very nice ink work Jillian. Your line work is just awesome!! I have a yorkie/terrier cross and I can surely see some similar features. I might just have to try an ink of him. Thanks for posting its just beautiful!!

12-16-2001, 06:01 PM
Thanks for all your lovely comments.
I guess prints are the way to go.
I am able to do fairly detailed screen prints because of the process I use. But am busy doing other things at the moment, and anxious to see if they will sell, so might look into costs today from a 'regular' printer.
I took over 300 photos last two days at zoo and a championship dog show, and am certainly looking forward to doing more paintings and drawing, I was so inspired by what I managed to collect.
Thanks again, it is nice to start the day with a smile, which your comments gave me. Sassy, your five clapping hands certainly made me smile!

12-16-2001, 06:07 PM
Glad to inspire you artdude! Yorkies are such cuties!

12-17-2001, 04:49 AM
Looks like a champion :) Fabulous p&i work !!

I grew up in Yorkshire and saw a lot of these lovely little dogs; you have captured him/her beautifully.

12-17-2001, 05:23 AM
Jillian, great work with the pen. The fur is incredible...

12-18-2001, 03:12 PM

I've done work in pen and ink and know how difficult it is to get the dark undercoat and keep the outer layers clean and white ... expression wonderful ...

If you do prints you might think about doing the bow in different colors ... very lightly, with a watercolor wash or a touch of colored pencil ... just to try something different.

12-18-2001, 05:14 PM
Thanx again for the compliments.
I have ordered 250 Litho prints on acid free paper, should have them by the end of the week. Funny you should mention the bow, and colouring just that, that thought had crossed my mind too!
I have no idea how to handle pen and ink, or how I manage to do it. I still find it amazing that things just seem to fall in place for me. I do know the Yorkie, was totally different to the smooth coat of the German Shepherd I did earlier this year.
I did the top left ear of the Yorkie, and nearly threw it in the bin, thinking it just wasn't going to make the grade at all! But, as you see, I perservered.
Here is the German Shepherd for comparison.

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12-18-2001, 05:17 PM
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