Saturday, June 11, 2011

Leopard ACEO

Pen and ink on bristol paper - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (NFS)

I haven't done one of these in about a year-and-a-half.

This leopard ACEO was finished a couple months ago but being unsure what to do with it I just stored it away.

And then recently I decided it'd make a nice giveaway to one of those who've sent something to my P.O. Box.

Out of all the bloggers who've mailed me things it seemed appropriate to give to Nikki.

The leopard looks determined, focused, and a person of faith. And I know God is an important part of Nikki's life.

Nikki not only started basic training earlier this week but both her parents are experiencing medical issues too. Perhaps this little art card could be taken along wherever military life may lead, reminding her that there's an online community rooting for her.

So please keep this young lady and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Godspeed Nikki!


JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

good intentions needs support... i will keep her and her family in my prayers...

Mind Of Mine said...

Once again proving to the world that you are on of the better people in life, even if you don't think so.

WOL said...

Thought you might be interested in this:

BB said...

Dean...This is beautiful. You've made the eyes look so real. Have you ever tried selling your works at fairs, or flea markets or anything like that? You really should.

Randuwa2 said...

Beautiful Dean!

JuJu said...

I love his eyes. They are looking right at us. And, I'm sure they'll watch over Nikki.

Nikki,we're in your corner!

Anonymous said...

Praying for Nikki and her family:)

the card is amazing dear friend, as all your work is

Anonymous said...

WOW! Dean, that's amazing! It really is. The eyes are so piercing. It seems alive.

Mona Diane Conner said...

Beautiful work Dean. Your hand is always so sure with a drawing, and I'm sure Nikki will appreciate this.

stanw said...

What a beautiful gesture toward Nikki, great idea and great drawing as well. Sure will pray for her.

I feel you sure did capture the look determination, focus & steadfastness in the art!

Mike said...

Dean, the detail and lifelike characteristics of that are amazing!!! You have true talent!!!

naturgesetz said...

I really think this captures the feline spirit of the leopard.

BTW, I hope you've noticed the posts I've made about my retreats. You expressed an interest in knowing about the first one I went on, and now I've done another that I've begun to tell about. If you're still at all interested and haven't already noticed them, well there they are.

Dean Grey said...


Thank you!


Mind Of Mine!

That's sweet of you to say, Ian!



Thanks for the link!


Bouncin' Barb!

I have sold my artwork on eBay in the past but it never brought in much money. And then I sort of stopped once I started working both jobs.

Not a lot of time for that anymore.






Nikki is currently away for bootcamp but in a couple months she'll be able to read everyone's supportive comments here.


David Allen Waters!

That art card was fun to do!



The eyes and the spots are my favorite parts!



That's quite a compliment coming from such a talented artist as you!



You're a sweetheart!



*blushes deeply*



I look forward to reading about your retreats!


Everyone's kind words are greatly appreciated!


Moving with Mitchell said...

I'm on the road and missed this post until now. What a stunning drawing and what a kind, thoughtful, and generous thing to do, Dean. My thoughts will be with Nikki, too, and with you for being such an exceptional human being!

Dean Grey said...


Nikki mailed me a nice message back when I originally asked for contributions to my P.O. Box and I wanted to send her something in return.

Thanks for the kind words, sir!