Katie the Pitweiler!

Meet Katie – my sweet, lovable, mixed-breed dog whose pedigree includes Rottweiler, Pit-bull, and possibly Beagle. We adopted Katie from our local SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) when she was 2-years-old (almost 6 now). Today, despite the horrors of her first two years, she is very happy, and has the waggiest tail and the biggest smile you can imagine.

This is one of my favorite drawings – one of my many experiments that worked! The focal point (her eyes) is enhanced by gradually fading out the lower part of her head, neck, and body.

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About Brenda Hoddinott
Award-winning artist and author; illustrator, art educator, curriculum designer, co-owner of Drawspace.com, owner of Drawspace Publishing, and retired forensic artist Brenda has developed art curricula and taught multidisciplinary arts since 1980. During her 25-year career as a forensic artist, Brenda worked with diverse criminal investigative agencies including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Department of National Defense, private investigative agencies, and municipal police departments. Brenda and her partner John live in the suburbs of Halifax, Nova Scotia with their two SPCA rescue dogs: Timber the Huskador and Katie the Pitweiler. Their blended human family includes five adult children and two grandchildren. Books by Brenda Hoddinott include: 2012: Introduction to Contour Lines (Drawspace Publishing) 2012: Introduction to Drawing (Drawspace Publishing) 2011: Illustrated Dictionary of Art-Related Terms (Drawspace Publishing) 2010: Getting Started with Drawing (Drawspace Publishing) 2004: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Drawing People Illustrated (Alpha Books) 2003: Drawing for Dummies (Wiley Publishing, Inc.)

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