Dutch was all that and more, and I loved just seeing his beautiful face whenever I would come to the barn.
It was a real shock when I was out of town to get an email from the Barn Owner, Shawnee, saying that Dutch had colicked over the weekend and after exhausting all possibilities he tragically had to be humanely euthanized. I just couldn't even believe it. So freaking sad! My heart breaks for his owner and I can't even begin to imagine the amount of grief she is feeling.
So when Shawnee asked if she could commission me to do a drawing of him of course I said yes. She had snapped a pic on her iphone, and while it wasn't the best photo to do a drawing from, I was able to work with it.
|photo of Dutch|
|8x10" graphite on paper|
copyright Kacy Michelle 2012
|Close up detail of the eye|
|Close up of the nose|