I've been talking about illustrating a book for some time now. I have a few solid ideas, and one of them is based on our dog Violet. Violet doesn't sit long enough for you to snap a photograph, so I shouldn't have been surprised when she couldn't sit long enough for a sketch. When she layed down for nap, I thought I finally had her! But having the windows open on a sunny afternoon was not conducive to puppies taking naps. She was up and running before I got very far... I thought back to my Life Drawing classes in college and decided to do some quick thumbnail sketches of Violet in action.