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My Boy Joshua by JolanteHesse

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Pencil sketch – A4
15 May 2000 – 14 Decmber 2012
This is the look that makes me buy very special bones for my boy.
I believe many dog owners can relate to this expression.
I sketched this in short bursts over three days. I placed my sketch book next to the fridge and when Joshua came to negotiate for his bone, I asked him to ‘SIT’ for a minute or so.

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Some years ago I survived a serious attack on my life. During the year of recovery, I did two drawings and found the activity both calming and exciting.
I am studying under Leon Fourie.
I have simplified my life completely and now paint full time.

Art for me, is an intensely personal expression of how I appreciate and perceive life and people.

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  • Jan Szymczuk
    Jan Szymczukabout 3 years ago

    I recognise thst look, oh yes I definitely do. LOL

  • Yip, they are masters at that manipulative ‘pathetic’ look, are they not?

    – JolanteHesse

  • agnès trachet
    agnès trachetabout 3 years ago

    you gave it almost a human must love this dog!

  • agnes, he is not really a dog, he is a person with four legs.

    – JolanteHesse

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeabout 3 years ago

    oh Jolante he is a beauty and you have drawn him with great sensitivity and style. Lovely drawing.

  • Every mother love to hear this, Anthea. Thanks so much for this very kind comment!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Ulla Jensen
    Ulla Jensenabout 3 years ago

    You captured his soul, Jolante! Beautiful work ! x

  • Thanks so much for this wonderful comment, Ulla!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeabout 3 years ago

    Lovely work ~ and yes I can relate to this expression all too well LOL !

  • Hi Renee, the steal our hearts with those expressions, do they not? Thanks so much!

    – JolanteHesse

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoabout 3 years ago

    Superb all around – they can be there when needed, keep a secret, give love, and yes be manipulative, most of all be our best friend!!………….Tony

  • Hi Tony, thanks so very much for this wonderful and very true comment!

    – JolanteHesse

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 3 years ago


  • Hi Anna, that expression has been perfected to get the desired result! Thanks so very much for this wonderful imput!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaabout 3 years ago

    He is AWESOME!

  • Thanks so much Tahnja, I must admit, I think so too!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Diane  Kramer
    Diane Kramerabout 3 years ago

    oh yes, I can…i melt and fall in love immediately. what a fine boy he is and a lovely drawing. thank you for your visits and comments!!

  • Many thanks Diane! I really appreciate your support!

    – JolanteHesse

  • Terry Collett
    Terry Collettabout 3 years ago

    Skillful capture.

  • Thanks so much Terry!

    – JolanteHesse

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