Today I did three different sketches. One isn't finished. This is the one I decided on for my thank you cards. I printed them off and now just to assemble, address and send.
Now this card is a little different. From where I am sitting I can see snow on the boughs of the row of pines on the side of the house. Sometimes the snow resembles people and when I looked I saw a shape. First I thought an old woman's profile. Then i saw a dancing troll. No that wasn't quite it. How about a dancing goat? Head didn't really work out. Then it dawned on me, it looked like a dog! So I sketched out the white as I saw it, darkened the background in a green and added details like the eyes, nose etc.