Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Saturday, 23 December 2006


Here's a Christmas special for you all. And also, my first dog. I like this breed as they always look like they're up to something. I used to watch "Frasier"just to see Eddie the Jack Russell, who was the real star of the show.

What do I think? I like it. My first dog. Slightly easier than the cats I've done so far, as the face is more "structured" and the hair can be more wirey.

Friday, 8 December 2006


Finally did it!

I thought the tabby pattern would be the biggest challenge but in the end it was the angle of the face that posed most difficulties. I did try sketching in the body too, at first, but it didn't look right at all.

What do I think? It was difficult, and I'm pleased with it. Especially as I had a lovely tabby years ago. But I don't think I've quite got the happy expression, do you? I might do some more work on that left ear... some more shading, I think.