German Shepherd Dog

Sometimes when I want to clear a space in my head I like to either listen to music or Draw… This week I had some spare time on my hands and so the Sketch pad and Pastels came out once again..

And here is the result.

German Shepherd

I hope you enjoy the result of this German Shepherd Dog I drew in Pastels..

I wasn’t brought up with Dogs my family always had cats, But I just love German Shepherds, well all four legged Dogs and Cats and animals .. But I remember one German Shepherd which was rather special… her name was Xena  who belonged to a dear friend..  She sent me this picture of her some years ago now.. Sadly  Xena she is no longer with us..

myfavorite doggie Xena

My earliest memory of a German Shepherd was when I was 6 or 7 years of age. I remember I had to walk past the Vicarage gates to the infant school in our village where this huge GS was usually safe behind… His bark I think was worse than his bite.. But to a young girl I was scared of him.. One day the gate was open and he bounded out as I went past, and he barked loudly at me..

My heart raced and I think I started to cry.. as I was on my own.. I remember a woman coming to my aid and saying he wouldn’t hurt me.. as she calmed me down.. The German Shepherd was ushered back behind the gate, But not before someone had let me stroke him and take away my fear.. Or I may have been afraid of dogs in the future..

Funny how when one’s mind is trying to empty itself.. It then becomes full of past memories.. That are triggered by something else..

Have a Great weekend all of you, and Sorry if I didn’t get around to visit all of you but your on my to do list.. Next week as I’m working this weekend..

Take care and be good to each other.

Dreamwalker

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  1. Androgoth
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 00:19:16

    Once again you have added a lovely piece of artistry to your collection, I really like this one Sue, and it really stands out, indeed it is certainly one of your best I think 🙂 Xena looks very contented as she lays there, more than likely she was spoilt too, as with all our pets I think, I know that I like to spoil them that is for sure and why not, after all they give us so much don’t they my wickedly fine great friend 🙂 Hey and don’t you be working too hard over the weekend Sue or else? 🙂 😉

    Androgoth XXx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 03, 2011 @ 14:07:54

      I am most pleased that you liked this art work Androgoth… It now sits in a frame and is on the wall . .. And I am most Certain Xena was spoiled in a very good way, I know she was much loved..
      And thank you Androgoth.. The weekend at work passed quicker than some..and was lighter in mood than some of my shifts.. Enjoy your week my friend.. 🙂

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      • Androgoth
        Oct 03, 2011 @ 22:19:36

        Just remember to have some of those tranquil moments when you get home, chilling out with a nice glass of the red stuff and a box of chocolates perhaps, now that really would be a pampering moment don’t you think? 🙂

        Have a lovely Tuesday now Sue 🙂

        Androgoth XXx

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  2. aussieian2011
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 00:52:17

    Beautiful sketch Sue , you did justice to your childhood fears and picked a regal dog to sketch , have a great weekend girl even though you are working
    Keep a smile on your dial
    And your heart will laugh
    Ian aka Emu

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  3. Sabina Brave
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 09:23:12

    Excellent drawing Sue 🙂
    Have a great weekend 🙂

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  4. Rosemary Monteith
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 14:15:20

    Lovely Sue, you have some talent

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  5. Androgoth
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 20:21:35

    I have just called in for another look at your pastel sketch, it is really good this one, as are all your drawings and paintings, yes I know I said that on my last visit but its true so there 🙂 lol I hope that you are not working too hard this weekend Sue…

    Androgoth XXx

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  6. jennygoth
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 20:22:51

    lovely picture dreamer german sheps can be quite aggressive on their own property but outside their territory they are big soft puppies who never grow up heidi today knows im doing my best for her so shes really pushing it i had to spoon feed her not because shes poorly but because she wanted me too lol i didnt mind il do anything for her don t be working too hard and have a good week xxjen

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  7. Christine Grote
    Oct 02, 2011 @ 00:32:16

    Your drawing is awesome. Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. Lady Jude
    Oct 02, 2011 @ 02:06:48

    German Shepherds are my favourite dogs actually, I’ve never had any trouble with that breed myself they are quite intelligent and fairly easy to teach obedience …

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  9. summer breeze
    Oct 02, 2011 @ 04:48:20

    Hi Dreamwalker, WONDERFUL! picture and brings back memories of dear Xena and our wonderful friend. still think of them both.
    beautiful artwork my friend. enjoy this beautiful weather, big hugs
    love,Summer

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  10. 4 ♥ 1 ♥ Love
    Oct 02, 2011 @ 05:18:19

    Love you drawing. Good way to clear and fill your thoughts. Have a wonderful week!

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 03, 2011 @ 14:00:44

      Hi 4 ♥ 1 ♥ Love Yes I found that Art is very good therapy for the mind… and while you concentrate you cant think of much else.. 🙂 Thank you , you too have a great week..

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  11. dogkisses
    Oct 02, 2011 @ 20:20:59

    I used to walk by a house with a German Shepherd also. He was not in a fence. His owner would always be sitting on the front steps. Not such a nice guy and would let the dog chase me on my bicycle. I never told b/c I knew my Dad wouldn’t let me ride to town if he knew the dog chased me each time. The dog lived until I was in my twenties, and when visiting my Dad, still, he would come out to chase my son and I, as we always had bicycles and enjoyed the country road. We had always had dogs growing up, but that one was very big. Plus, we were in the country, so all dogs chased cars. I figured they liked bicycles the same.

    Your sketch is beautiful. Now, I am off to walk my girl. She is part Shepherd also.
    Peace and Blessings to you,
    Michelle. (and doggie kisses too!).

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 03, 2011 @ 14:03:33

      Doggiekisses~Sounds as if in this instance the Dog picked up on the owners Traits… I hope you enjoyed your Walk Michelle with your own muched loved four legged. .. and so nice that you came to visit… and Many Big hugs back my dear friend.. xox Dreamwalker xx

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  12. jussaraluna
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 07:34:55

    What a beautiful result, my talented Dreamwalker!!
    Your art is wonderful, Thank you for sharing :))
    I really loved the detail of the bright eyes.
    I wish you a happy day and a pleasant new week.
    Sending hugs and my best wishes to you
    Love~~Jussara

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  13. Jo Bryant
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 17:33:08

    Sue, this is a beautiful drawing – you really have captured his spirit

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  14. Renee Espriu
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 23:08:12

    I simply love your art, Sue, and this piece is so life like I to believe he could come to me to be petted. Beautifully done and such a handsome fellow.

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  15. beautifulchaos2
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 05:16:47

    Hi Sue,
    That’s an absolutely gorgeous drawing of a german shepard, you really brought it to life, from the sparkle in his eyes to his perfectly pink tongue, I can almost hear him panting 🙂
    Thanks so much for signing up for the GB event, I’m so glad! I think it’s going to be fun, and any question you may have at all please just ask.
    Wish you a beautiful night and a great start to the week.
    Hugs, Nikki

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  16. Sheila
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 09:41:16

    Lovely Memory Dreamwalker The drawing is brilliant you have captured the colours so well. I love GS they are fine animals I always give to the Local charity for these fine dogs. Beautful drawing Hugs Sheila x:)

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  17. lorrena
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 01:15:31

    I love my dog with all my heart,she is a large female Rottwieler and all I can add is she sometimes seems to be the only companion I have on this planet Sue.
    Thank you for reminding us all why we call them a “humans” best friend.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 05, 2011 @ 11:35:03

      Thanks Lorrena, yes Dogs are certainly mans best friend… thanks for adding your comment to my post .. And Im sure my dear that your dog brings you much comfort… As I know its not nice when we feel alone, they bring their own healing qualities to help us with those lonely moments we face in life..

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  18. natswans
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 18:24:37

    Hi Dreamwalker thank you for popping over , yes it has been quite chilly here to. We were very lucky to have had those 6 beautiful sunny days I certainly made the most of them. I hope you have a lovely weekend and get time to put your feet up, after your working week. Hugs Sheila and Wile -e 🙂 xx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 08, 2011 @ 12:56:08

      Hi Sheila.. Well back at work tomorrow Sunday morning, and I go and do a service at a Spritualist Centre tomorrow Evening.. And yes I made the most of the weather, Wet and windy here now :-/ lol Keep snug you too.. 🙂

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  19. beautifulchaos2
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 20:09:56

    HI Sue,
    Xena looks like a sweetheart, no wonder you were so fond of her.
    I hope you have a beautiful weekend.
    Big hug, Nikki

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  20. unsungpoet
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 00:24:53

    Beautiful drawing…and lovely thoughts. Four-leggeds rule!

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  21. Iowa Dog Trust
    Oct 09, 2011 @ 15:30:56

    Having recently lost my German Shepherd, I find your art work stunningly beautiful. You have captured the true essance of the GSD in your art.

    Thank you for sharing it with us!!!

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 10, 2011 @ 09:34:16

      Thank you Iowa Dog Trust… so nice of you to drop in, I will repay the visit shortly .. I am saddened to hear of your great Loss, for they are part of family and so I know how you will miss your friend and companion.. Dreamwalker

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  22. chicasl10
    Oct 09, 2011 @ 16:11:34

    Xena is and was beautiful..This is something for my buddy to see.
    He is crazy abt his dog Bubbles She is a German shepherd.
    What a beautiful drawing is this..Its like she is there.
    Fantastic work

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 10, 2011 @ 09:36:03

      Thank you my friend,,,, I have to say I am rather pleased too how this Pastel drawing turned out.. even the eyes didnt take that long to get right.. for its all in the eyes.. the soul of everything..

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  23. skipper12383
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 19:47:46

    Your painting is worth framing and putting up on a wall. You have a talent most of us do not have, you are good at what you do….. and all the other works you have posted here, WOW! Sure glad to know you and a little about you. You must be a very nice person, heart & soul! Thanks for sharing.
    Ed

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  24. penpusherpen
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 15:26:15

    Beautiful Pastel drawing Sue, and sorry to rush past this one…as it’s set off my tear ducts… doesn’t take much to remind me of My Girl who left my side this May , and Yup..tears now dropping onto the keyboard, no wonder it keeps making typing errors, it’s getting rusty.. 😉 … Glad that you were able to overcome your fear… Dogs give so much, it’s hard when they leave you… and at the mo I feel so lost.. xPenx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 29, 2011 @ 16:29:39

      Awwww…. so sorry to hear that Pen, our pets give us such unconditional love, I kept cats and one was 21 when she passed the other 14 .. they are part of your family and loved as family members so they leave a huge hole in our lives when they go… But they all survive the afterlife and She will be wagging her tail and jumping for joy when that day dawns to reunion..
      Time is a healer and it gets better, but I still always miss my friends and companions who gave me so much devoted love.. I wish I could say that about ALL family in the Human Tree !
      Hugs x

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  25. mysterycoach
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 10:23:05

    My goodness you are a talented artist, that picture is alive. Uh huh, it really is. Sheppards are my all time favorite dogs EVER … It’s funny the pace just like me, restless and always going around investigating things. 🙂

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 30, 2011 @ 22:00:56

      Thank you mysterycoach.. I dabble.. as a hobby in my spare time when I need to take my mind elsewhere I find it relaxing.. Yes GSD are a wonderful Dog as are most when correctly trained and loved..

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      • mysterycoach
        Oct 31, 2011 @ 08:42:53

        It’s amazing dabbling 🙂 I agree with you all dogs need to be trained properly and loved. They are amazing companions and family friends really.

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        • Sue Dreamwalker
          Oct 31, 2011 @ 22:00:40

          Thank you Mysterycoach… I hope the snow is not causing you too many problems?

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          • mysterycoach
            Nov 01, 2011 @ 18:35:15

            Thank you for asking. No the snow is all gone already, except some minor piles but it’s like it never happened. Way too weird for me. It’s still October and leaves are still green!

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            • Sue Dreamwalker
              Nov 02, 2011 @ 11:12:06

              The Weather is changing like many things on Earth at this moment… Your weather made the news here in the UK.. what ever you seem to get travels along the jet stream and we seem to get similar a few weeks later. So fingers crossed as the UK is never prepared and if an inch falls we come to a standstill. 🙂

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  26. Christine Grote
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 21:22:36

    I remember this one. You are a great sketched.

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