Sarah and Jim

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138 comments
  1. Sharon said:

    Wheaton Terrier? I knew a wheaton, his name was Billy.

    • Hi Colleen, You really capture your subject’s spirit. How do you choose your subject matter? You’ve got quite a range.

      • cjot said:

        Thank you for noticing that. My older works were just practice. As a kid I really liked national geographic, you can see I liked to draw animals. I really like the variation and detail in nature. I just recently started really drawing again and I pretty much picked up where I left off. A lot of people didn’t know I did art, so I picked a few pictures that had that detail I like to work with, and started showing them to people who were interested. Next thing you know, those people requested that I draw them! Its fun and I love doing it πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Colleen, Really really nice work!! Thanks for following me and now I am following you.

  3. Wow, this is excellent. Exquisite detail and shading. Thank you so much for posting it. πŸ™‚

  4. Irene Cortez said:

    Aww, gorgeous photo! Thank you for subscribing to my blog. And thank you for making me discover your wonderful cyber home. πŸ™‚

    • cjot said:

      thank you! its a drawing, not a photo πŸ˜‰

      • this is so amazing it looks just like a photo! your work is beautiful, just beautiful!!!

      • Wow! My sister-in-law is a phenomenal artist and I don’t think she could have done that well. Bravo!

  5. Wow, you’re really good. Is that graphite on smooth drawing paper?

    I wasn’t ever very good drawing with pencil, but oddly, I was really good with a ball-point ink pen. You’d think it would be about the same since it is both hand drawing with a hand-writing implement. The shading wasn’t what I was bad at either when it came to the graphite, my lines would all be off.

    I can’t draw any more though, visual art like this for me is limited to paintings (they’re the only things I can do now, what with the beginnings of tardive dyskinesia).

    • cjot said:

      Its charcoal on 11 x 14 pentallic meridian. I haven’t done a lot of work with ink. I doubt myself a bit i guess haha its funny how you can bee good at something and not so great with something similar. Sorry to hear about the tardive dyskinesia 😦 😦 I hope to see you succeed in getting a PhD and making a difference this world needs

  6. Amazing work!!!! I love to draw, but due to multiple factors (aka children), I haven’t been able to draw in ages… By the way, thanks for subscribing to my blog!

  7. Great drawing! I thought it was a photo or some application that turned the picture into the arty feel until I saw the slight differences in fingers and I realised you drew these masterpieces! πŸ˜€ Thanks for sharing (:

    • cjot said:

      Thank you for the great compliment!!

  8. This is a wonderful portrait, Colleen!! I wish I could do dog fur. πŸ™‚

  9. I was also going to ask if it was a photo – the detail is amazing. Again, beautiful work.

  10. denelle said:

    this is beautiful!
    thanks for following me on Accidental Happiness; i’m glad it led me to you and your work!

  11. Your drawings are just amazing! Not many people can draw such accurate and detailed pictures like these. You have some real skill.
    Thanks so much for subscribing to my blog by the way. ^^ I think you’ve earned a new fan too.

  12. dsbs42 said:

    That is fantastic!

  13. Tiyana said:

    Wow, that is some truly amazing detail. You’ve got some real talent!

    (Btw, thanks for subscribing to my blog. :))

  14. Wow! I love the amount of detail in this drawing. And the way that you were able to capture light by having a specular off Jim’s nose and the highlighting on Sarah’s hair. Well done!

  15. Wow. WOW! Did I say “wow”? This is GORGEOUS!

  16. eddy2525 said:

    Awesome…I have trouble drawing a circle lol
    Maybe I’ll have to talk you into doing some book illustrations
    at a later date… πŸ™‚

    -Eddy

  17. eideard said:

    Lovely work. A wonderful sense of our four-footed companions – as well as the two-footers.

  18. You are very gifted! Will be coming back to enjoy your talent!

  19. Beautiful Drawing,

    You have a great eye for detail capturing just the right amount of light, to bring your drawing to life~ Lisa A Bull

  20. Lena and Paska said:

    I’m looking forward to following you and really like your philosophy – leave things better than you found them! Awesome pics — I too love our dogs they have brought so much into my family’s life.

  21. theownerofthefingers said:

    oh my! that is sooo good! it looks reaaal! great job πŸ˜€

  22. What a stunning drawing!!!
    btw thanks for coming to my little blog space. I’ll definitely be checking you out!

    • cjot said:

      Thank you!! I’ll look for you ’round WP πŸ™‚

  23. Jess Smart Smiley said:

    This is really nice. With the way you’ve used the charcoal, it looks as though you’ve used a variety of sizes and even kinds of charcoal—very cool!

  24. Thanks for the ‘like’! and for sharing your wonderful work!

  25. Nice work … love the sense of realism related to photography that you exemplify in your technique. There is a stark realism to these images that makes you relate to the subjects immediately. Well done.

  26. Hey! Thanks for subscribing! πŸ™‚ Wow, your drawings are incredible. IΒ΄m always amazed by people with great artistic skills, it is such a gift.

  27. I saw that you subscribed (thanks!) and wanted to visit your blog, too. I am always amazed by artists, especially since I can’t even draw a stick figure. You are indeed a talented one. I looked at all three pictures on this page, and was mesmerized. Absolutely beautiful work!

    • cjot said:

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  28. Beautiful drawing — thanks so much for subscribing to my blog … i love discovering yours!!

    • cjot said:

      Thanks! I look forward to seeing you around wordpress! πŸ™‚

  29. Your talent is captivating …. Thank you . Maureen
    (aka …. Renegade Runner )

  30. At first glance, I admit I was another doofus that thought this was a photograph, but then, the longer I looked at it — your work is mesmerizing — I realized it’s a rather amazing drawing. Your talent is impressive. Thanks for visiting and subscribing to my site so I could return the compliment to yours.

    • cjot said:

      Oh stop, you’re not a doofus. Its different seeing them on the computer than in person. I am glad that people do think they are photos haha, because i still see things i wish i could change. oh well, i guess thats why we say we are our own worst critic.

  31. Thanks so much for subscribing to our blog! We hope you will check back often. Love your artwork…it’s absolutely breathtaking! If you’d like to become one of our featured blogs on our site, feel free to email us at thedreamingtrees{at}gmail.com

    Thanks again!

    -The Dreaming Trees Staff

  32. Hi there, thanks for subscribing to me – i’m now subscribing to you! This drawing is stunning!

  33. emilymuna said:

    Thank you for the subscription- your art is lovely! x

  34. Tammy said:

    Your work is exquisite. Hair and fur are so difficult to master and you’ve done both really well.

    • Thanks! Hair is pretty hard, I do like drawing fur, weird maybe? Maybe I find it relaxing/meditative because you have to really concentrate on the direction it is going.

  35. Stacey said:

    I love how you’ve captured the wetness of his nose… so perfect.

  36. zumpoems said:

    Just amazing! (Thanks so much for subscribing to my blog — I wouldn’t have found your site otherwise. I really enjoy the extra element of sould that is mixed into these wonderful drawings!)

  37. denelle said:

    hey, thanks for following me.
    just wanted to let you know that my blog address has changed to “accidentalhappiness.wordpress.com”
    thanks for following and hope to see you around!

  38. I was thoroughly enjoying your artwork when I thought they were photos, but I was blown away when I finally caught on that they are drawings. This one is my favorite. Bravo!

  39. This is so beautiful wow, you have got mad skills πŸ™‚

  40. Jane said:

    Lucky Sarah. Lucky Jim. To fall within your line of sight and have their beautiful souls rendered for eternity to witness. How can anybody come out this — anything but better than before. Although maybe Jim is oblivious to it, but I’ll bet he’s better for it as well.

    Thank you for sharing your work with the rest of us!!

    -Jane

    • I am pretty sure you made me blush! Thank you for taking your time to look around my blog and comment. That is probably one of the nicest things someone has said. I would love my work to saty around for “eternity.” Who knows, maybe it will end up in a gallery or museum! With enough support from subscribers like you I feel like I can move mountains!

  41. PiedType said:

    I had to look really hard to see this wasn’t a manipulated photo. Amazing, realistic detail, lighting, and highlights. You really have a gift.

  42. Oh, to be able to capture life as you do. Your work has emotion. Thank you for following me and I am thankful I can now follow you and enjoy your art.

  43. Wow!!! All of what I’ve seen on your blog is amazing, but this one really stood out. The dog almost appears to be in 3D, like standing out on top of the picture! You are so gifted!!!!! Keep it up! I love it!

  44. DJ Schway said:

    Wow, I honestly thought this was a photo. Words fail me…. amazing.

  45. at first glance i thought this was a photo! really amazing detail!

  46. twishiimii said:

    what?! did you seriously draw this? I thought it was an edited picture. I just lost my words. hahahaha. πŸ™‚ This is beautiful. πŸ™‚

  47. cpet8 said:

    The drawings are intense and passionate, I embrace those that can take what there heart and soul feel and bring it out for all to see. Continue to dance upon your canvass.

    I am a fan.

  48. cograt said:

    Great picture, I really like the dog, his fur is really nicely done.

  49. Silvia said:

    Thanks for subscribing to my blog, glad I found your art! Lovely drawings – animals can evoke so much emotion, can’t they? Perfect subjects!

  50. paperstew said:

    Very detailed work Colleen. Beautiful job! Looking forward to seeing more images grace your blog! πŸ™‚

  51. BLMoonlight said:

    Wonderful, inspiring work, Colleen! I look forward to seeing more, thank you for sharing!

  52. You have an incredible talent. Your work is brilliant!

  53. sarsm said:

    Wow!! Stunning pictures. Really inspiring!

  54. Your attention to detail and texture is impeccable! Wow!

  55. The dog is so adorable but what caught my attention is the woman’s eye. Soulful to piercing. Like she can look through me. Not that I have something to hide.

    • Haha we all probably have something to hide, but besides that, thank you πŸ™‚

  56. Karen said:

    Your talent is just amazing. Thank you for sharing your work with the blogging world.

  57. Stacia said:

    Look at that sweet puppy face! Wonderful!

  58. wow, if i didn’t that your blog is all about drawings…I would say that is a photo. what a talent! πŸ˜‰

  59. The AntiNietzsche said:

    Simply lovely. Keep up the good work.

  60. OMG!! This is amazing. It’s absolutely beautiful, it almost looks like a photograph. πŸ™‚

  61. wordsfallfrommyeyes said:

    Just awesome – really beautiful.

  62. thealternativespectrum said:

    Your drawings are beautiful

  63. Very cute! I’d like to see more detail in the face, though. There’s an awful lot of flat white. Other than that it looks awesome!

      • Ah, I see. Yeah, sometimes scanners suck. =(

      • I guess this makes me realize (even more) the importance of seeing art in person. I guess it has to happen to you first haha! I have come to appreciate 3D art MORE just recently. Its nice to know you have come to a new level of appreciate. I feel like an art buddha now lol

  64. WOW! I couldn’t actually believe i wasn’t looking at a B&W photo, except yours is better! you capture such an exchange of energy, both to each other and the viewer… Amazing. Incredible talent.

  65. crawlingladybug said:

    Seriously, I thought this one is a BW picture because the dog looks very realistic πŸ˜† You are really amazing and talented. I’m subscribing back for more great drawings from you πŸ™‚

  66. Styln said:

    Wow! It almost looks like a photo. I love how you handled the lighting aspect, great work!

  67. Jims Blog said:

    I love the puppies.

  68. aldaraan said:

    Very nice work!

  69. Are you really self-taught? This piece is so alive! You truly have a gift. Thanks for sharing it.

  70. Dori said:

    You are so gifted!

  71. rft3 said:

    I originally thought this was a photograph; I mean that in the best way. You are very talented.

  72. This really makes me miss my wheaton! I thought this was a b&w photograph. You’re obviously talented. Keep it up πŸ™‚

  73. Candace said:

    Very impressive drawings. I, too, thought they were photos at first glance.

  74. ev said:

    u r one of those exceptionally talented people we read about in our mails n all..great one this one. πŸ™‚

  75. Amazing work. I would swear this is photo that has been altered to look like pencil. When I was young I was always getting pencil sets, art sets, paints etc. Yet, I had very little ability to draw with any reality; and that is when photography grabbed me. You are quite skilled and I look forward to more.

  76. nice, at a glance it looks like a japanese face mask.

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