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All dogs go to heaven by imaginee All dogs go to heaven by imaginee
Hi, this is Sandy the beloved pet of my sister and her family. The reference photo was taken a few months ago sometime before she was diagnosed with Cancer. A few days ago Sandy was put to sleep.

This is my first dog portrait, I did draw a sketch of my dog Lady recently but this one i spent 3 days drawing on and off. I'll be giving the portrait to sis in a few days when i see her.

Thanks for looking!
Merrry Christmas!!

I used smooth Bristol paper
3b pencil and a tiny bit of H
eyes were blended and some hair
30+ hours
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getoffchucky Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its unbelievable, i really dont know how could u did so beautiful picture!
DavidJohnSmart Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Loads of character
Lillela Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Great work!
sweetdream15 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
This dog is very similar to mine. I like tongue and jaw.
josh030 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
I realy like this one.
BeallatrixLestrange Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Such a beautiful dog. :heart:
manga-shadow-wolf Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
i know what its like to have a beloved dog put down. that is so sad, but this is a verry nice picture.
charteris-92 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
TEACH ME!!! lol, Ive tried a quick sketch of my dog, now where near your talent though, only 16 so many years to improve but i reallly envy you lol
VYossa Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
All dogs go to heaven - INDEED!
Great portrait.
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
You are a great Artist, Linda! Awesome Drawings! :clap:
Drawing-girl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007   Traditional Artist
Very nice! :clap:
FeatherMedias Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
Looks like my last dog.... We had to put him down due to back issues.

I'm adding this to my favourites
Pagan-Inspiration Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome, you really captured the spirit in her eyes, and I'm sure it will be a treasured gift. :) You're a great inspiration, keep up the good work! :D
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:wave: Hi! I stopped by to let you know that I featured this deviation in my journal today. [link]
pixellorac Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You have an amazing gallery! I loved this one! :D
Horse-Artist Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006   Traditional Artist
wow there's no words to describe... :0
DylanPierpont Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
do you have any tips for how to draw such amazing fur on animals?
imaginee Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
Main tip is to draw slowly, do a little bit at a time. Oh and try not to think of it as drawing hairs, just have fun and draw what you see in the ref. ~Linda
DylanPierpont Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
draw what you see...makes sense to me! thanks...
fjordkraft Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
wow.... this picture is so realistic, you really know hoe to draw
Rblue Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
This is a really good drawing, did you look at a picture of your dog to draw it?
LindaColijn Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful. The fur texture is just perfect. And the light in the eyes, amazing. I can relate to your loss, just lost my dog a few months ago and drew her too. A portret of a beloved pet is the best present someone can get. Great work. Really good!!
horsebackrider15 Featured By Owner May 16, 2006
Omw, 30+ hours? Very commendable... :)
Incredibly amazing, sorry for your loss. She was beautiful! :clap:
ladynightseduction Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006
This is beautiful, outstanding sketch.

density-tmr Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006
blurhead Featured By Owner May 30, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
can't beleive i missed this one before, saw it in someone else's favourites,
WOW factor 100% !!
you are soooooo good.

I did an drawing of a German Shepheard (in colour pencils)it took forever, and it was from a
black and white reference photo.(it's in my gallery)

I said I would stick with graphite for any future detailed animal drawings, I think looking at this, it is a better medium to use especially with all the fur.
sacredblood Featured By Owner May 17, 2005
lilna Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy moly :faint: :faint: ur truly amazing!!!! & inspiring!!!
Djota Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005  Student General Artist
PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!:headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop:
BornToBrewUpStorms Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2005
beautiful dog!
i had to have two of my dogs put down in the last few months... worst feeling ive ever had in my whole life.
jp-art Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005
:omg: This is probably the most bautiful drawing of a dog I have ever seen (and I have seen many).
The details are breathtaking, especially the nose.
I just have to add it to my :+fav:
Beachy-art Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005   Traditional Artist
wow, you can get that dark with a 3b???
amazing work (again) Linda

"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us"
-Robert Louis Stevenson
gramarye Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2005
She's so pretty! My dog has cancer too, I'm afraid his days are numbered. It's so sad to lose a pet. This is beautiful, Linda! I'm sure your sister will appreciate it very much. Wonderful job! :clap:
artgyrl Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
This is really an awesome drawing and such a loving gesture. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet, and I'm sure this will brighten your sister's spirits.
Denizen-110 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2004
This is really pretty...I love how realistic it is...and I'm sorry for the loss. :(
jucyjesy82 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
wow you are very very good as I'm sure you already know. I only hope to make my artwork as good as you make yours! You have remarkable talent!
Regen Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004  Student General Artist
What a wonderful drawing. Excellent job. Sorry about the loss.
SULTRYBABY Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Awe Linda you made the ears look so soft ...
I am so sorry to hear of your sister's loss of her beloved pet.
This loving gesture you have done for is so beautiful not only because the drawing looks exactly like the photo but because it was done by you, her sister.
imaginee Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004
Thank you everyone for your comments, i appreciate the time you took to stop in and leave me your thoughts on the portrait and on my sisters dog...your all very very sweet. :D

I'll add some info about paper and pencils in the description (forgot to do that).

Take care :) ~Linda
phix850 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004
Beautiful drawing. It's strange how attached we can become to our pets. I am still looking for a photo of my dog to draw from :(
Gangres Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow thats amazing but Awwwwwww. Really saddening to hear about the loss. Hope this image comforts them. Fetch Girl!

Allen H.
lotsosmiles85 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
wow you did a gorgeous job on it
what paper did you use.. what medium?
maniq Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work! Great attention to detail, as always. :)
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
great drawing!!!!!! poor sandy:( hope the humans are ok.
kcbird3 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2004
:heart: That is a really sweet reason to draw this and it's beautiful too! :+fav:
joejoesmoe Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2004
You are so talented :!: :)
jmix2 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2004
linda, this is one of the most beautiful pet portraits ive ever seen...a 100% favorite.
DaleNorvell Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2004
Ooooo, how sweet of you to do this. :nod: GREAT job on the fur, in all of it's crazy different directions. That had to be fun to do. You also nailed the textures of her nose, eyes and gumline too. :D It's hard to tell, so I'll ask, did you end up doing any smearing or blending? :confused:

Oh, and :+fav: of course. ;)
Mirally Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2004
:wow: it's perfect!!! :clap:
Breeder Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2004
Sorry, didn't notice before she already passed away... Hope you didn't got sad with my prevous comment, it was never my intention... I meant everything as compliment to the drawing...

Take care! :hug:
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