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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Percy the Pug

Posted by Picasa Percy the Pug -- the "grandpuppy" -- who I fell in love with this past week. We had the best time playing fetch with an old beat up, chewed up, and well loved purple monkey.
Posted by PicasaWhen he finally gets tired, like most other babies, he fights sleep. In a desperate attempt to stay awake he will run madly around the apartment in a figure-8 pattern -- what they call the "roast beef run" (it's a long story ...) Finally, when he can go no further, he collapses. What a cutie!

(Note: Yes. He really DOES look like Yoda.)

(The technical bit: 0.1 Staedtler pigment liner in Moleskine sketch book; color added with Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencil)

21 comments:

Cin said...

haha, what a great expression on Percy, love that name! and the purple monkey is a hoot!

starrgirl's world said...

oh, this is adorable! I will love Percy from afar since I adore pugs. Great drawings - and I, too, love the monkey. hahahahahahaha

Lin said...

HOW PRECIOUS!! Your rendering of Percy is just too perfect!! LOVE IT!!! And the monkey -- what a hoot!!!! SUPER job, Linda!!!!

(and I"D LOVE a tobacco barn photo!! -- blessings, my friend!!)

Mindixy said...

OH! Your drawings of Percy are precious. I used to have a pug named Buster (nickname MonkeyBoy). You did a fantastic job capturing Percy.

Terri said...

Oh he's adorable and your drawings are fantastic too. I'm so glad you told us what the purple drawing was though...I thought it might be a monkey, but wasn't sure at first. :o) Our dog just loves his scruffy toys too - several chewed up toy dogs and a few elephants. When the monkey is long gone, you'll enjoy looking back at these and remembering how funny Percy was as a pup with his toys.

quotidian said...

Hmmm....maybe that's why I've always loved pugs - they DO look like Yoda, huh?

My wife and I saw a pug last weekend and it's so adorable...too bad they shed though (I think), otherwise, I'll get one (my wife has allowed me to get a dog in a year's time - still trying to sweet-talk my way to getting two). So it's either a pug, mini-schnauzer, or a good old beagle...

Julie Oakley said...

gorgeous, funny, delightful drawings

Cindy said...

wow, your drawings are all so intricate. I love the story about Percy. So cute!

Sue said...

Sweet Percy, all your drawings are FANTASTIC but the character you've managed with 'the pug and his passion'is SO standout! Loved my trip to your blog today (as always) thanks. Sue

Zeke said...

These are great! You have captured Percy's attitude perfectly. Marvelous sketches!

Squishykittie said...

he is absolutly adorable! I love the way you did the ears and the folds in his skin!

janey said...

Percy? A pug named Percy? Percy the pug with a purple pet monkey? Ok, enough. He is adorable and that monkey looks like someone got the best of him.

annie said...

Linda! I just saw you over on Moleskinerie! Congrtulations!

I'm loving the drawings.

I also wanted to tell you that I picked up a copy of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.

Your steady and consistent work has inspired me to try my own hand at drawing again.

Laura said...

Amazing, amazing sketches--so full of affection and verve. I love what you're doing.

buzz said...

These are great drwaings. I really like the style.

Linda said...

Thank you all! I'm jazzed about showing up on Moleskinerie -- thanks to whoever sent the link over to them. (I'm grinning!)

Amanda said...

these are great Linda. And congrats on your Moleskine feature!

Felicity said...

Beautiful drawings Linsay, congrats on your feature!

Tami said...

Linda,

He looks soooo Cute!!! I love these sketches of him! The purple monkey is Great and a crack up!

Karen said...

"He is so cute" squealed Miss A. These are great. The monkey if so cute and you can tell that Percy is not the least bit spoiled.
BS Karen

Jeanette Jobson said...

This is just so precious. I found your site from Moleskinerie (I'm there too).

The drawings are fabulous! I love this little pup, I can see what you adore him.