Monday, May 2, 2011

Bark for Life

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with Stephen Gardner, Alison Stephen, and Joan Chiverton drawing dog portraits at the Society of Illustrators volunteer table at the "Bark for Life" fundraising walk for the American Cancer Society. For whatever reason, I decided I would try doing scratchboards on the spot. I've never scratched from life before, but It was a blast. Here's some photos from the event, thanks to Alison for sending some of the photos she took!

Big thanks to Sigmund, Bruce, Woody, Dori, Lola, Amber, Lucy, and Oscar for all being such great models.


  1. These are amazing Bri! How long did each one take? So impressive!

  2. Bri raised the tone with those incredible portraits. It was a great morning. Thanks Bri.

  3. Holy crap-these are great! How'd you get the models to sit still?!

  4. Thanks, guys!

    Kim -- They each took about 20 minutes, but I was trying to be super-quick.

    Jacki -- Some of them sat pretty still, others...not so much. Thank god for artistic license.

  5. I LOVE THESE! Great work!

  6. Crazy good.

    You raise the bar again, Bri.