About Sketching William.......

About these sketches....I have various techniques for capturing William. Apart from quick pen outlines to remind me of his pose, I will take a photo and work from that. When he stands still long enough, I'll do a complete sketch en plein air ~ All the drawings are things he has done and been up to, good or naughty, all forming a permanent reminder of those little things in life that makes having him so worthwhile. I admit not all the drawings are complete or perfect in any way, but when I originally set out to capture him, I decided they would be fun and to get too hung up on perfection would take away that fun. I hope you enjoy seeing them......ann
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20 Apr 2015

Beware - Adders!

...."Now listen up lad"

It's the time of year when the adders are about, so we explain to him that he needs to watch out -and we think he listens.  We saw one yesterday and when he realised he backed away. 

So he had listened to us - good lad!


  1. How could you have ever underestimated him???

    1. I know, we are terrible parents! lol :-)

  2. oh my!
    are your adders there poisonous?
    at least with our rattlers there is a warning of them shaking their tails.
    but william is so SMART!

    1. Yes they are poisonous Tammy, the only one we have like that in the UK. William knows now to watch out for them and we warn him too, obviously as in the drawing here, but when he was 6 months old he got bitten! It was only a young adder, but still as venomous and luckily we got him to the vets - he was on anti-venom and liquids within an hour of the bite. Some dogs aren't that fortunate to get help quick.