It’s not too often I get asked to do a pencil sketch vs. a pen & ink. However, the owner of this home, had two other pencil sketches of previous residences, and wanted to keep this one with the same feel.  It turned out lovely, and even reproduced well on Crane Stationery.  Don’t forget, if you’ve had an ink done by me in the past, you can now have your drawing reproduced on stunning Crane Stationery by my friends at Turtle Creek!

Skidaway Island, Savannah

9″x12″ – pencil on paper

©2009 Heather L. Young

K-9 Officer Bull

January 15, 2010

I was sooooo excited to take on this commission.  Why?  Because it comes from a long-lost friend (we haven’t seen or heard of each other in say…15 years?!?)  who also happens to be marrying a K-9 Cop!  Jill gave me great freedom with this piece, and when I found the green patterned paper, I knew exactly how I wanted it all to play out…Thanks Jill!  It was tons of fun to work on this project, and even better to reconnect with you!

“Bull – K-9 Hero”

11″x14″ Acrylic & Oil Wash on Patterned Paper

©2009 Heather L.  Young

roots…

January 13, 2010

…sometimes it’s good to get back to them.  In the midst of the Christmas rush, I received an inquiry about a traditional charcoal drawing.  This is not a trade I promote, but I thought it would be a breath of fresh air from all the inks and pet portraits floating around the studio.  So I accepted.  Sadly, the subject of the sketch had passed, and this drawing was a Christmas present to his mother.  (I wasn’t aware of the latter until after I accepted)  Not that I would have declined the offer, it just added a little extra weight to my shoulders to be sure and do him justice.  Thankfully, it turned out just fine…

(Please excuse the fact that this is a photograph…I didn’t want to smudge charcoal all over my scanner)

16″x20″ charcoal on paper

©2009 Heather L. Young

The son of a Westminster contender, he’s quite the charmer!

“Oscar”

8″x10″ Acrylic & Oil Wash on Patterned Paper

©2009 Heather L. Young

Pen & Ink Wedding Gift

January 8, 2010

Such a thoughtful gift for their parents.  Congrats Newlyweds, and super thanks for giving me such a unique house to draw!

Somewhere in New Jersey, if my memory serves me correct…

11″x14″ pen & ink

©2009 Heather L. Young

2 more French Bulldogs

January 6, 2010

I  think I’m destined to have one someday…although, I’m sure Ms. Vayda would not approve.

“Tug & Abby – Two Frenchies”

11″x14″  Acrylic & Oil Wash on Patterned Paper

©2009 Heather L. Young

one of my favorite inks of the season…

“Winter Wonderland in Cali”

11″x14″  pen & ink

©2009 Heather L. Young