Sunday, October 25, 2009

Illustration Friday - Fast

oil pastel on black paper

I really don't have anything cryptic or unusual about this week's submission.  It is simply a fast sketch of a fast dog.  I raised, showed, and lure coursed greyhounds for a number of years.  They are exhilarating to watch doing what they do best.  I have had as many as 14 hounds at one time but I am now down to my last two retired greyhound girls and I don't anticipate getting back into competition with dogs any time in the near future.  I simply don't have the time or energy for all of the political maneuvering that goes along with it.  If it had been more about dogs than people, I might have stuck with it a bit longer.

13 comments:

  1. Those blues are really vibrant. You captured a nice energy in this piece. Greyhounds are beautiful. Whenever I see one, I'm always mesmerized. Thank you for stopping by my blog:)

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  2. love it, Sally! Great texture, great silhouette!

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  3. It kind of looks like a holograph. Cool.

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  4. That is so interesting about your work with dogs! That surely must have been a lot of work! Really cool illo, too!

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  5. Love the effect over the dark background and the colors you've chosen!

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  6. He's lovely - you can tell he's fast!

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  7. Nice work. I love the way you've drawn the legs, they make the illustration so dynamic.

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  8. great pic of a greyhound in motion. You really captured it well. And with all things pertaining to animals it always seems its the humans 1st, sad to say. michael dailey

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  9. Great theme for the topic, they are FAST! I love how you captured the greyhound in mid-air full throttle. Nice job!

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  10. you really captured the feeling of fast, nice illo!

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