Stella doesn’t sit still for long. She’s a little Yorkie who is visiting for the afternoon. When I started drawing her, I quickly realized that the sketches of her would have to be quick. As soon as she hears a sound, those giant ears go up and out, like the wings of a bird in flight.

When she finally did settle down (in Alice’s bed!) the body was still but the ears still had a life of their own.

16 Comments on “Stella”

  1. Judy Sopher says:

    I finally have a laptop again. Its been over 6 weeks. And so nice to have your dog sketches come up. Yorkies are so cute and have so much spirit. And what great ears. You really captured this. I have to go back thru 6 weeks of your blogs now. Missed you.


    • Judy, I am so happy to hear from you. I was worried. You are such a consistent commenter on the blog that I noticed your absence. I was hoping you or someone in your family wasn’t ill. This is a relief. Glad to see you back!


  2. Jean says:

    Thanks for adding Stella the Yorkie to your dog model portfolio. I always look forward to seeing Alice since she resembles our own dog, and Stella has added an alert presence that seems so very lifelike too!


  3. loisajay says:

    Stella’s personality is captured so well.

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  4. Denise says:

    What a fun sketch of such an animated dog! I hope Alice wasn’t jealous!


  5. Donna says:

    I love your comments about the ears! Doesn’t want to miss a thing!!


  6. Janine K. says:

    These sketches of Stella are so charming! You really captured her spirit. Those ears tell the whole story. Seeing this reminds me of a request for a course for your online school. Would you consider doing a “Drawing Basics” refresher course? It would be so helpful. Your drawing skills are so sharp and so crisp; it would be great to take a drawing class with you. It would definitely help everyone’s watercolor painting efforts to take a quantum leap forward. Thanks! :0)


    • Thanks so much Janine. Yes, her ears do tell the whole story. As for a drawing course, I haven’t given that one much thought. But you put the idea in my head and I will actually think about it. Each course takes a lot of thought and preparation, so maybe I will save this idea for the winter when I am indoors more. That is actually something that I can teach in studio.


  7. Tami says:

    This is really so good Shari. I have tried to draw my own dogs without any real success. I try to stick to the bog shapes and then focus on details. Just doesn’t seem to work out ~. Glad to be able to see you dog drawings however! I know practice is a lot of it but maybe I’m have the wrong approach. Thanks,


  8. joantav says:

    Sounds and looks like an active little creature. Nice sketches!


  9. Uma Maheswar Nakka says:

    Good Evening Dear friend Shari,

    I think Stella has grown up well by now.
    Looks to be very cute.
    I saw your painting of Alice recently.
    I love these fellows very much.

    All the best and good luck.
    Have a beautiful day every day, like your paintings.
    God bless you and your whole family.
    My blessings to you and your whole family.
    With love and regards


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