View Full Version : English Bull Terrier - Pastels on Suede

01-26-2006, 02:28 PM
This is approx. 9" x 12" suede matboard using pastel pencils and sticks.

Starting to get the hang of these pastels and really enjoy working with them. Even though the suede doesn't allow you to erase you can still go over the last layer with more colour. I find the only part you need to be especially careful of is the outside edges as you can't erase if you make a mistake. I attached one of the pics I took along the way.

This was our dog, Taz, our beloved bully. Working on this brings back a lot of bittersweet memories of him.

Thanks for looking.


01-26-2006, 03:08 PM
What a beautiful drawing and a gorgeous dog! Thanks for sharing!

01-26-2006, 03:11 PM
Very nice Donna! I love his expression. :)


01-26-2006, 03:24 PM

01-26-2006, 04:09 PM
WOW Donna! This is amazing! :clap::clap::clap::clap:

01-26-2006, 04:15 PM
Oh Donna...this is beautiful!!! I just love this...what loving memorial!

This is such a small world Donna...I think I spoke with your husband not long ago about puppies. If I recall...our first bully Sadie is related to your Taz.

01-26-2006, 04:45 PM
Thank you everyone for your kind comments.

Tatiana, sorry but I don't think it was my hubby you spoke to as we now have a Cairn "Terror" who's just over a year old. Taz was from Bulwark Kennels in Alberta. The memories are bittersweet because we made a choice to let him go to another family as we had an opportunity to move to Mexico. He was not a good traveler and decided it would be better for him to go to another family. A decision we have obviously regretted ever since. If his new owners didn't love him to pieces we would take him back in a heartbeat. One of those life lessons where you make the call that seemed right at the time. Oh well, I'm glad he's still alive and in good health and happy being a big couch potato.


01-26-2006, 04:52 PM
I saw your work first a local dog show last fall, then I got a call couple of months later, and I wondered at the time if you were that person. How many Taz's are out there....lol.

Your work in person is fabulous!!!

01-26-2006, 04:56 PM
wow! truly stunning, sums up the breed beautifully!

01-26-2006, 06:53 PM
Very nice ! I love the expression on his face.

01-26-2006, 10:19 PM
What a beautiful dog, and what beautiful work. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Carol :wave:

01-27-2006, 01:41 AM
Donna this is an amazing portrait! He just jumps right out of the suede! So alive!

Sorry that you lost this lovely dog, but I am happy for him that he is happy and "loved to death" by his new family. I guess it's the best you could hope for when you give up your dog, isn't it?

Rose Baggs
01-27-2006, 08:20 AM
Great portrait Donna!!! Beautiful!

01-27-2006, 09:43 AM
Bravo Bravo you did a beautiful job!