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  • Custom Portrait Winner & FINAL 2009 GIVEAWAY : Week #52 (12/21-12/25)

    December
    21
    2009

    custom dog portrait pencil drawing by Leanne Wildermuth
    Today begins the final week, Week #52 of my 2009 weekly graphite portrait giveaway! And also – Merry Christmas!! It’s Christmas week, and though this giveaway will end on Christmas Day, hopefully you’ll have a chance to enter before the week ends.

    Last week, I chose Tabatha’s entry of Mackie as the winner. Tabatha has entered several times over the course of the year – and as many of you already know – perseverance pays off! Mackie’s photo is adorable and I kept hoping she would enter him again so that I’d have the opportunity to draw him!

    LAST CALL FOR 2009 ENTRIES!

     

    WEEK 52 : CALL FOR ENTRIES
    Theme

        : PERSON OR ANIMAL (single subject person, dog, cat or any other critter!)

    Deadline

        : Friday, December 25, 2009 (around 5pm CST)

    To Enter

        : Leave a comment as your entry (your chances are greatly improved if you share something about your subject), include a link to

    your

        photo (a photo that you have full permission to use). If you do not have a photo uploaded online, please indicate that you are e-mailing the photo and e-mail the photo to: gallery *at* intricateart dot com.

    Your entry must be left below, or it will not be considered.

    Note: *G* Rating only

    A note on framing for portrait winners: I recommend
    Nielsen Bainbridge Archival Gallery Frames

    available through Dick Blick.
    Sox & BJ (below) are framed using this frame:

    cat portrait drawing by Leanne Wildermuth
    Each Monday, I post the weekly Call for Entries along with the previous weeks completed portrait (above). I may change the subject theme each week, or leave the theme open, so please pay close attention to the details in each announcement.

    Entries will be accepted through Friday afternoon around 5PM CST, at which time I will close comments and select one winner from the entries received. I’ll publish the completed winning portrait with the following week’s Giveaway announcement. If you’re a fan on Facebook, you might just get a sneak peek at the winning portrait before I publish it here!

    Qualified entries will include a valid e-mail address, and the comment should include one link to a photograph owned/taken by the entrant. If you do not have a place to upload photos to link one, you can e-mail it to gallery *at* intricateart dot-com. Your entry, however, should be included in the comment section below, with your story – should you choose to include one.

    The Selection Process: In case you’re curious, I’ll share my little artsy process in selecting the winner. First – I do not read any entries at all during the week. I do not read them because I don’t want anyone’s entries to have any more time than any others to settle in my creative brain. At the end of the week, I close comments. When I sit down to go through all of the entries, I read the story first, and open the photo link in a new window. When I finish reading, I flip over to the photo and my initial reaction is what I go by.

    If your entry is not chosen, you may enter again. I encourage you to include a short story with your entry.

    Once you have won a portrait, I ask that you refrain from multiple entries, to give others an opportunity to win one as well.

    Your challenge? To inspire me! Choose your photo wisely – I will select a winner based on how the photo and/or story moves me.

    Good luck!!

     

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    {8 Comments}

    1
    Angela S said,

    This is my rescue Westie named Gavin. He is modeling his new sweater!
    Gavin is a large Westie and because of this he was not attractive to Westie adopters. As I told the shelter, I’m not regulation size and nobody wants me either, so we will make the perfect team! Guess what? We do!

    Angela

    12.21.2009 @ 9:17 am
    2
    Pam said,

    Beautiful!!! :yahoo:

    12.21.2009 @ 10:21 am
    3
    elizabeth secora said,

    I would like to enter our dog, Kiowa. Kiowa is going on 14, old for a Samoyed, and we know we don’t have long left with him.
    My husband adopted Kiowa when he was 4 years old. He was the product of a divorce and then was taken back from his first adopted family due to abuse. Kiowa is the best dog ever. He has the perfect personality and is excellent with kids. We recently adopted our first child and Kiowa is his protector. When our son cries Kiowa will stand next to him and lick his head to comfort him. He will also come and get me if I don’t come quick enough!
    Like I said, Kiowa is going into his 14th year of life. He was just diagnosed with arthritis in his back and he is having a hard time walking now. There are days he can barely make it outside and some nights he does not come upstairs to sleep.
    I would like to have this sketch to give to my husband, who is very attached to Kiowa and I know will be very sad when Kiowa leaves us. This would be a great way for Kiowa to be remembered – not only for us but for our son when he gets older.
    I have emailed you a photo of Kiowa.

    12.21.2009 @ 9:31 pm
    4
    Kelly said,

    Hi Leanne,

    I figured I’d try again this week :cheerful:

    I would like to submit a photo of my once in a lifetime “soul dog” Trevor.

    He is a retired therapy dog & my closest friend. Unfortunately, he is now getting on in years and I find myself realizing we have more days behind than in front of us. My family certainly would cherish a portrait of him.

    Trevor has been a true ambassador for his breed – brightening the days of countless people. Even though he is retired from therapy work, he still touches people.

    He has been the inspiration for a whole area of the world wide web where Sheltie lovers gather to learn, inspire & educate.

    One of my favorite photos of him can be found here.

    Thank you for the opportunity to introduce you to him!

    http://www.facebook.com/kelly.eden?ref=name#/photo.php?pid=94043&id=667433798

    12.24.2009 @ 8:26 am
    5
    Kelly said,

    Hi Leanne,

    I figured I’d try one last time :cheerful:

    I would like to submit a photo of my once in a lifetime “soul dog” Trevor.

    He is a retired therapy dog & my closest friend. Unfortunately, he is now getting on in years and I find myself realizing we have more days behind than in front of us. My family certainly would cherish a portrait of him.

    Trevor has been a true ambassador for his breed – brightening the days of countless people. Even though he is retired from therapy work, he still touches people.

    He has been the inspiration for a whole area of the world wide web where Sheltie lovers gather to learn, inspire & educate.

    One of my favorite photos of him can be found here.

    Thank you for the opportunity to introduce you to him!

    http://www.facebook.com/kelly.eden?ref=name#/photo.php?pid=94043&id=667433798

    12.24.2009 @ 8:28 am
    6
    SwordMama said,

    I can’t tell which picture is the best out of the two:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/0ceanlady/4203320091/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/0ceanlady/4203317803/

    Maybe the second one. lol

    Pinkachu was rescued by us from the animal shelter, he was just a baby. They had found him lingering by the garbage cans by a restaurant with his little brother, but we didn’t have enough money to rescue his little brother too. :( Pinkachu bonded with us immediately and felt part of the family. He goes by Pikachu, Pinkachu, Kinka, Kinky, Gerbera, and now Santa PInka. He is very loving and sleeps on my side of the bed with me almost every day. :)

    12.24.2009 @ 10:40 am
    7
    Kelly said,

    Hi Leanne,

    I figured I’d try one more time! :cheerful: and I’m not sure my previous comment went through OK.

    I would like to submit a photo of my once in a lifetime “soul dog” Trevor.

    He is a retired therapy dog & my closest friend. Unfortunately, he is now getting on in years and I find myself realizing we have more days behind than in front of us. My family certainly would cherish a portrait of him.

    Trevor has been a true ambassador for his breed – brightening the days of countless people. Even though he is retired from therapy work, he still touches people.

    He has been the inspiration for a whole area of the world wide web where Sheltie lovers gather to learn, inspire & educate.

    One of my favorite photos of him can be found here.

    Thank you for the opportunity to introduce you to him!

    http://www.sheltienation.com/trevortypepad.jpg

    12.24.2009 @ 1:59 pm
    8
    Leanne said,

    Thank you so much for your entries! I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Christmas celebration – and will be sharing the completed portrait late Sunday on Facebook – Monday here on my blog! Stay tuned!

    12.26.2009 @ 8:07 am

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