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Old 04-08-2012, 06:07 PM
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Re: IFJM: Corazon of Alaska

Thank you Debby, Margo, Michelle, John, Jacqui.

This is one of Corazon's sled dogs resting out in the snow. . . he is an Alaskan Husky. The Alaskan Husky is not a specific breed but is used to describe a mixed breed dog bred for the sport of sled pulling/mushing. Unlike dogs bred for a certain LOOK, Alaskan Huskies are bred for a PURPOSE. They are a mix that often includes Northern breeds such as Siberian Husky and other spitz-type dogs in their lineage along with other breeds. The Alaskan Husky can come in many shapes and sizes and colors. No other Northern breed can match the Alaskan Husky for its speed and racing ability. Although there are a few mushers who run purebred Siberian Husky teams, the vast majority of dogs that compete in sled racing are Alaskan Huskies.

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Great idea for a journal, Rainy! I like that its informative and interesting!

Good job on the sled dog, you've got the likeness down well. He does look like he is a cross...I can see some shepherd in him.
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Great dog page. Looks like he's resting in the snow.
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Fab page, I love your snow treatment, and I always thought Alaskans were a breed. The things you learn from peoples art journals, it's amazing!
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Well, there is a breed called Alaskan Eskimo dog but that is a small white dog (not a sled dog at all). And there is the Alaskan Malamute, which is a much larger dog than the Siberian Husky and with big bones, built for strength and not speed.

Here is a page on the history of the Alaskan Huskies as well as full descriptions and info on what breeds have been used in them across the years if anyone is interested.
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Love the mush sled and the intro to your character. She looks ready for sledding adventures. Super sketch of the sled dog and thanks for the info on them.
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Great job educating us and entertaining us.

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Although there are a few mushers who run purebred Siberian Husky teams, the vast majority of dogs that compete in sled racing are Alaskan Huskies.

I was a little disappointed to learn this when I visited a dog racing team in Alaska. The dogs are on the lean and hyper side. They just want to RUN! and PULL! Let's GO!!!
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Thanks for the link Rainy, I will go check it out.

Just back, a very interesting essay, thanks for posting.
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Using Pentel Brush pen today (in honor of Roz's latest blog post). . . this is the Dall Sheep which are plentiful here in Alaska! I think they look very regal with those crown of horns.

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Cool sheep, Rainy. The horns are very impressive.
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Fabulous sheep Ms Corazon! I'm on the PPBP kick right along with you, it had been abandoned till I was done with IFJM. I'm so happy! I hope you end up loving it as much as I do, I got some PB60 gouache last week, Ill play with that too.
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Great looking horns on that sheep. Really interesting info on the Alaskan Husky sled dogs. I really like your drawing too, but then you are always so good at drawing dogs.
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Thanks Margo, Jacqui and Debby. I've not tired that pb60, is that like Indigo? I like the brush pens OK, but will have to use a lot more to feel comfortable with controlling them. Like Roz said, they make you draw slower!!!
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I use them a lot as we are driving down the road doing quick mountain and rock sketches. I think using a plate smooth surface at first might help, I like it on that a lot. However it can be very fun on a rougher paper too, I like to sketch fast on the rough paper and think the breaking up of the line most amusing. When I first got it I filled up on of the cheap Canson Sketchbooks I used to take to life drawing with it. It worked a treat on that too.
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Thanks for the tip, Margo. This was done in the S&B Beta so not smooth at all.
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