Tuesday, January 24, 2012

One Thing After Another





...approx.  8 1/2" x 11"... a page in my sketchbook... drawing and lettering... pen, brush, ink, watercolor



Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Borzoi



A dog bred in Russia...
perhaps developed from the Saluki and long haired Collie-types ...
once known as the Russian Wolfhound... now Borzoi...
Tall...  height at their withers is at least 29 inches..
has a silky wavy coat in a multitude of color variations....




Borzoi have elegantly long and powerful jaws... 
jaws bred for clutching wolves and game hunting...
long muscular legs...
capable of running at tremendous speed...
the word Borzoi means "swift".

due to their intelligence... and stubbornness...
one of the hardest of all breeds to train...
much patience needed...
loyal... 
rarely bark... can be aloof...




...a sight hound... keen eyesight...
They say their temperament requires understanding...
 it is not wise to annoy them.




Dogs are still taking my attention..
approx. 5½" x 8½" pen and ink, cross hatch, watercolor washes.



Trivia.... The Borzoi is the symbol of  "Alfred A Knopf"  publishing house.