Sunday, 15 November 2020

AEDM - Day 15 - Trotsky the pig

This is Trotsky, a senior pig at the sanctuary we visited. He is 8 years old and so darned cute! I'm disappointed in this sketch as I rushed it and it didn't turn out the way I'd hoped.  I may play a bit more with him tomorrow as I hesitate to call it finished. 

I started with a rough free-hand pencil sketch

Then a first layer of watercolours mapping out his different areas of colour

For now, he will have to do but I don't feel like I did him justice 

Meet the real Trotsky. 
He's so sweet and loves people!

Trotsky was raised by a family but sadly, earlier this year, they decided they didn't want him anymore and he was surrendered to the animal pound. Thankfully, he ended up at Happily Heifer After Sanctuary. 

To see what my fellow AEDM-ers have done for today, click HERE.

I have fallen behind with comments on other AEDM blogs but I promise to catch up with all the ones I have missed. 

Love, Light, and Peace to All.


  1. Looks finished to me, it's fabulous. He looks so cute.

  2. Trotsky is adorable! I think your sketch looks amazing. And he is one contented looking pig in that photo.

  3. He's gorgeous, looks quite a character! Great sketch too.

  4. ahh glad he was "saved" to a better place. great sketch.

  5. You've caught his charm so well Serena!

  6. I am so glad he was saved he is just adorable and you created a masterpiece of a tribute to him. Enjoy your day.

  7. Trotsky is adorable and I personally think you captured him beautifully. I even like the shading. It's a great entry Serena.

    Thanks for offering to help with my blogger problem. After I couldn't get the tool icon to work, I immediately tried adding it from my layout in my dashboard. Great minds think alike, but Blogger isn't cooperating. I'm hoping it's something that can be corrected easily by Blogger, but I know I have never been able to leave a message for them that they actually receive.

  8. I think you did him justice! So cute. :)

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  10. people forget pigs ca live a long time, shame they gave him up but at least the furry pig still has a home at the sanctuary 😀