Ihasa is our beautiful and sweet Akita male; our family adopted him from a dear friend with too much on her plate, as she owns a childcare facility. Now drawing pets are a favorite subject for me as well as pencil as a medium. As yet, I had not created any art with this handsome boy, so I chose to draw Ihasa for an upcoming show, which was the San Fernando Valley Art Club 2012 Spring Juried Show where I am on the board. With so much going on in our family entering, a pencil drawing was very manageable I hope you enjoy this pet portrait as much as I loved drawing it. The size is 11”x14”; the paper I chose was Strathmore Dry Media Heavy weight drawing paper. Ihasa in the Woods seamed to look best with a white/white double mat to set off the drawing, usually I like grey/black with Black Satin.
Our show runs from May 12 through June 9, located at Gallery 800 at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd, in North Hollywood. I welcome your comments.