Welcome, Bienvenidos!

* Nov. 1 - 30, 2019 new solo show WILD REFLECTIONS

* Nov. 17, 2 - 3 pm Wild Reflections Art Talk
At the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library
I will talk about my techniques and inspiration and show some of my source material for creating this exhibition.

Bring your family and friends to view new Wildlife Art, and if you love books and reading, as I do, grab a great read too!

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

You Are Loved Dog Portrait

Australian Shepherd dog portrait in graphite finished. I love drawing animals, dogs especially. It was really fun to play with the Faber Castell 9000 pencils. I'll list the tools I used for this at the bottom.

Drawing is the foundation for all, whether you doodle or want more. It's what humans have been doing to express themselves since the cave days of drawing :)

"You Are Loved", 14'x13.5", Dog Portrait, Graphite on paper. SueBetanzos.com


Tools of the trade for my drawing below:



• A set of Faber Castell 9000 pencils in the leads of: HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B.
• A 9B and extra 6B Derwent pencil because I use those pencils  so much.
• Kum hand pencil sharpener.
• Mechanical .05 mm pencil with 4B lead for fine details.
• Pentel click eraser.
• Kneaded eraser.
• Small pointed blending tool to soften and fill some areas.

As you can see, my favorite pencils for graphite portraits are the 4B, 6B, 8B, 9B.
Any pencil is good for your sketch book.  Now start drawing! :)