Wahey! Just heard that my drawing 'Desperado' has been shortlisted for the DSWF wildlife artist of the year 2011 exhibition at the Mall Gallery, London. I created this one last Summer and thought it might be a good one to enter this year if I still had it. I think the judges tend to go for a dramatic composition or viewpoint, something that catches the eye a bit more than the standard portrait, so this slightly unusual angle fits the bill. At 21 x 24.5 inches (framed) it's quite large and makes quite a nice impact on a regular sized wall. Hopefully it won't look lost on the large Mall Gallery walls.
It's a Grey Wolf but there is quite a bit of my GSD Murphy in this, if it does well I'll get him a big bone.