This mixed-media drawing of Choupette the pitbull was inspired by a beautiful dog living (surviving) in a shelter awaiting, longing for someone to show up and rescue her. I loved her eyes, the longing, the yearning. Patient beyond words. I love mixing mediums to achieve depth in color and textures, using inks and colored pencils, scratching the surface and contouring with pigments. Using pigments on paper enhances the negative space, giving the work a sculptural quality.
paper, ink, colored pencils, pigments, wood, panel