10 years ago next month, I started this drawing. I worked on it for a few days, then didn’t touch it again until 2014. After that, it just sat untouched until I found it again a week or so ago, and I decided it was time to finish it. We brought Chewie home on the same weekend Star Wars episode 3 released, and we had him for 3 years before he passed away from being sick. Say what you want about pets, but this little guy was one of my best friends. He’d often sit with me on my desk when I’d be working, and was just the perfect little stress reliever. Sadly, guinea pigs are pretty fragile animals, so it’s tough to keep them in tip-top health. When Chewie got sick, we even took him to a specialist at a university, and they couldn’t even help him. It’s amazing how important our little “fur-babies” can become to us.
Anyway, he’s finally done. (And I already put him in a frame) Freehand graphite pencil drawing on - I believe - @strathmoreart Bristol vellum paper. It took almost a decade to complete, but it feels good that I did. I also took the photo that I used as reference, and decided to put all the random details in the background from his cage (including a filing cabinet with a @Garfield magnet on it) in the there too (I don’t think I originally was intended to when I started it)
Check out the attached video, too, to see the little guy in action - when he used to come over to me and hop out of his cage into a little bed to sit with me. 😊
I still miss ya, my friend! #Chewie #guineapig #pet #cavy #furrball #bestfriend #cute #petart #animalart #guineapigart #art #artist #artwork #homage #artistsoninstagram #gallery #draw #drawing #arts_help #freehand #graphite #instaart #pencil #freehanddrawing #staedtler #pencildrawing #fanart #artistic #finally #jjdart