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Monday, July 20, 2009

Sketches from life at Chez Greyhound





"We named the dog Indiana," said Sean Connery to Harrison Ford in that wonderful movie -- and so Indiana the Greyhound got her name. She loves to lounge around on her back, and I love how she looks when she does.



This one, above, is my favorite. I did all these yesterday, enjoying the challenge of drawing live, moving animals. Because I know the pose will change at any moment, I have to work quickly and get bolder than I'd be if I were using a photo. I like the results a lot.



Above, Biscuit the Greyhound. She's a cute girl too, but not as inclined to strike lovely poses for me.







These drawings have all been sold, but click here for more Greyhound drawings!



6 comments:

  1. Hi, Tracie, I was looking for grayhound drawings to use in my blog and I found your wonderful works. I am using one of them right now, so I wanted to ask you for your permission; and of course, I will take it out if you don't allow me.
    Anyway, congratulations for your great drawings. Greetings from Chile!

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  2. Hi, Héctor!

    I'm happy that you chose to ask me about using my drawing. You have my permission to use it; in fact, I'd love it if you would link the image either to this blog or to my website, traciethompsonart.com.

    I'll be staying at the House of Greyhounds again this weekend and I hope to come back with another drawing or two.

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  3. very beautiful... good job tracie

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  4. These pictures are amazing! Truly beautiful. I'm obsessed with greyhounds and I have a lovely boy called Guinness! Once a grey owner always a grey owner. Your pictures really depict the true greyhound nature...lovely.
    Zoe McDonald

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  5. Zoe,

    I'm not sure if you'll get a notification from this or not, but just in case: I just now got an email from Blogspot with your comment, and it's giving me a great big smile.

    I'll be at Chez Greyhound again, from tomorrow night through next Friday, and will be making more drawings while I'm there. I do sell these, and pretty reasonably at that, so if you see one that strikes your fancy, let me know.

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