Alice watches tv

Seeing all the Inktober drawings on social media inspired me to draw Alice in pen today. I chose my Lamy Safari for this. It’s a pen I don’t use often for drawing because I find the nib too stiff, but today it seemed just right on the paper I was using. As for Alice, her modelling skills improve after a long session of chasing tennis balls in the park.

AliceinBed


15 Comments on “Alice watches tv”

  1. Rene Wojcik says:

    I like your sketch of Alice with pen and ink, perhaps better than the graphite version you did awhile back. I sometimes use the Lamy pen but recently changed to the Platinum Carbon Pen….seems to flow smoother in my sketchbook. I agree with you….the Lamy seems to be somewhat scratchy.

    • Hi Rene, I gave up drawing with the Lamy a long time although many of my friends use it with great ease and skill. But somehow when I was drawing Alice I picked it up and enjoyed using it again. Maybe scratchiness was just what I needed for this drawing.

  2. gaelle1947 says:

    Sweet Alice is always a welcomed subject in your blogs! I can really sense her personality (yes, even in repose!)

  3. Sheil J says:

    Beautiful. My Lab often sleeps in the same position.

  4. Jean says:

    My Lab mix also lies in a similar way, but since she is black, it is difficult to see her lines. I really enjoy your drawings of Alice.

  5. Missy Walsh-Smith says:

    I always like seeing sweet Alice. She doesn’t look too amused by the TV watching:)
    Beautiful drawing!

  6. miatagrrl says:

    I’ve been working on my hatching skills for Inktober this year, so I am studying your delicate hatching on Alice. Very nicely done.

    -Tina

    • Thanks Tina! I am not following the prompts for Inktober but I do love drawing with ink so that will be the way I participate this year. I am not as diligent as others (like you) but I enjoy watching all the drawings go by.

  7. Janine says:

    Oh Alice!!! I love when you draw her. I miss my dog so much. We had to have her put to sleep at the beginning of August and I feel so dog deprived. Thank you, Shari (and Alice) for sharing this sweet happy image. (Tennis balls and tired labs!!! The best. Yay!!!)

  8. Judy Sopher says:

    As another dog lover, Alice is a favorite. We have had many rescue dogs over the years and to Janine–we miss every one. But there’s always another who needs a home.

  9. She seems to be a rather content model. Nice!!!


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