I used to house-sit for a family friend. She had a really awesome black lab named Rafe. He was really sweet, and we would run around with his beaten up soccer ball for ages, back when I worked for the Big Y and had a lot of free time to spend playing with cool dogs and relaxing and…drawing. Actually I think I do a lot more drawing recently, although I still often feel a weird pressure, like I’m not doing enough or drawing the right things.


I am not 100% pleased with his face. Rafe’s head was a little bit more long and elegant. This one looks more like the neighbor’s old yellow lab, Apollo.


Anyway, I’ve been practicing dogs lately. It started with a sympathy card for a friend who lost their Boston Terrier, which I enjoyed drawing more than I expected. This lab postcard will go up on Etsy in a week or so.




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