Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pet Portrait... and a Favorite Drawing Tool

Hooray!  My computer is fixed.

After rebooting my computer what had to have been 20+ times,  and making several trips to the repair store,  I was finally able to get it working again.


When I wasn't messing around with my desktop last week, 
I was working on "Doug".   :)

When it comes to artsy stuff, working in pencil will always be my first love.

Drawing always fascinated me as a kid.  I loved that I only needed 3 tools to make something magical appear in my drawing pad - a pencil, eraser, and a sheet of paper.

It still thrills me.   And I still really only use the same, basic objects when I'm drawing in pencil today.

While working on this pet portrait, I thought I'd share with you one of my go-to, "grown up" drawing materials. 

My favorite tool is an eraser pencil.  

All you have to do is sharpen it like a pencil:  

Fill in a layer with your regular pencil:

And then erase out:

I always, always use it when drawing eyes.  

. . . 

Doug is almost there.  
I might take some time to finish him tomorrow, after some Turkey & pumpkin pie. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!  
Do you have any plans for the holiday?

I appreciate you all more than you know. 


  1. Awesome drawing! Thanks for the suggestion of the eraser pencil. I have never seen that before and it looks like something I should buy for my classroom! Does it work on colored pencils too?

    1. Thank you, Marcia. I haven't tried it on colored pencil yet, but I imagine it would work like any other pink eraser - it's made from the same material. Let me know how you make out!

  2. OH, he is looking beautiful, Jenny....amazing eyes!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family ~ xo

    1. thank you, Serena. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. ♥

  3. Jenny he is simply amazing... and I love a pencil eraser as well... they are like magic... I need one for my wrinkles for real.... that would be awesome...

    hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving...xx

  4. Gorgeous portrait!
    Will have to look out for those pencils, because I do a lot of drawing too x

  5. hah! wish I could use it for blemishes too. thanks, guys. xoxo

  6. ohmygoodness!!! That is so amazing!! You are incredibly talented Jenny!!
    PS Happy Thanksgiving!! :)

  7. Doug looks amazing! Actually brought tears to my eyes!

    Tammy (Joe & Karen's daughter)

  8. from my daughter "she's like the best sketcher in the whole world!"=) really amazing sketch.

  9. awesome....jenny....i love all ur drawing stuf....they all r great...i want to be ur friend plz mail me my email id is, plz jenny reply me thanks, bye take care