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Emily Grossman

Into the Water

September 16, 2007 at 4:34 PM

A portrait of my dog, Ben.

From Kelsey Z.
Posted on September 16, 2007 at 4:59 PM
WOW! *applauds*
From Yixi Zhang
Posted on September 16, 2007 at 5:27 PM
Aw -- what a fine dog!

You’ve captured the quality of intuitiveness, focus, understanding, trustwhorthy, loyalty, calmness, strength, gentleness and kindness that we dog-lovers all look for in a working dog. Bravo!

From Ruth Kuefler
Posted on September 16, 2007 at 5:55 PM
That's just amazing Emily . . . yet another masterpiece to grace the pages of v.com. :)
From Laurie Niles
Posted on September 16, 2007 at 7:56 PM
Lovely! What is the medium, is it colored pencils?
From Ben Clapton
Posted on September 16, 2007 at 10:30 PM
Wow, I look good as a dog!
From Albert Justice
Posted on September 17, 2007 at 12:08 AM
Emily that is wonderful. I at first thought it was the beautiful job you did with contrast, then realized in not only successfully but wonderfully capturing the dog's personality you have officially 'said' something with your art.
From P.H Brackenbury
Posted on September 17, 2007 at 12:25 AM
Very nice and it looks like colored pencil (with maybe a watercolor wash?)
From Emily Grossman
Posted on September 17, 2007 at 6:17 AM
This is color pencil on a blue-grey paper. The wet fur just about drove me crazy, but I think my time in the practice room helped me there, with the repetitiveness and the much-needed enduring focus.

I sure like my dog. With all the training we put into him, we've developed a very high level of communication, which gives him almost human-like qualities. On this day, Ben was sitting obediently on the shore while George fished, but he really wanted to be out fetching fish instead.

Thanks for the compliments, everyone.

PS Ben Clapton, is your name short for Obi wan too?

From Karin Lin
Posted on September 17, 2007 at 6:30 PM
Wow, that is incredible, Emily!! You are so talented!
From Linda L
Posted on September 17, 2007 at 7:21 PM
Holy crap that's good. Draw my deer next! ;)
From Nate Robinson
Posted on September 17, 2007 at 8:18 PM
Wow great drawing. Thanks for sharing.
From Yixi Zhang
Posted on September 17, 2007 at 11:19 PM
"Holy crap that's good. Draw my deer next! ;)" LOL! Draw my violin music next!:D
From Yixi Zhang
Posted on September 17, 2007 at 11:22 PM
I mean the sound of my violin.
From Ben Clapton
Posted on September 18, 2007 at 12:57 AM
actually emily, on facebook, I've got the Sedi vs. sith application, and my name on that is Ben Kenobi
From Donna Clegg
Posted on September 19, 2007 at 12:18 AM
You are one talented woman. Love your art work as much as your writing.
My mother was an artist too. Good luck with your show.
From Tom Holzman
Posted on September 19, 2007 at 8:53 PM
Great new photo of you.
From Emily Grossman
Posted on September 20, 2007 at 12:25 AM
Thank you!

Thanks, everyone. You all are great!

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