Sunday, October 15, 2006

'Smitten!' for Illustration Friday




This incident actually occured way back when Whoopy was just a 'kid'. I was walking her and we came across a man with a Dalmatian. Noble was the only word for that dog. He was absolutely beautiful, just regal! And he'd won a lot of prizes at various dog shows because he was so well trained. The owner demonstrated for us by giving him the 'freeze' command. The dog just went completely immobile, even though Whoopy was sniffing and snuffling and leaping all around him! He did'nt even twitch his nose! And then... just for an instant I saw his eyeball follow her just for a few seconds, and it nearly broke my heart! Poor thing! He did so want to play but... Guess you don't get to be an award winning dog for nothing!

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26 comments:

Michelle Lana said...

very cute!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

I love the expressions, and cute story, you illustrated it perfectly!

Tanya Nichols said...

sooo adorable...heheh im giggling!

Ujwala said...

very nicely done! looks like you've found your way around Painter essentials :D

kate said...

Very nice!

Toy Illustration said...

FUn! CUte! SImple! Great story!

Mac McRae said...

Cool blog Tj. I love the doggies. Great illustration.

Raymond's Brain said...

Delightful drawing. I have become more interested in dogs lately because my toddler keeps patting them on the street.
I can empathize with your interests in art and science.

georg said...

Your Whoopy is cute - I can imagine how it will talk to the dalmatian. Pretty image.

julie said...

Very nice! I wonder just how many of us did smitten dogs?

cats rule the world said...

I'm smitten with the little one on the left. LOL.

They're adorable, both of them.

Mike said...

I like it, it takes me to the kids side of me. And that doesnt happen often
Great Job!

Paulinho said...

You have a very particular work and I like it. Thanks for the visit and be sure I’ll be here every week.

mgbeers said...

Cute Style, I like it!

the enigma said...

you have a beautiful style... i like the little cute one..!

RonniHall said...

Oh, that dog so didn't want to be a showdog! That's not fair! Not letting him sniff a friend! Very cute illos!

Lu*** said...

pretty, pretty! :)

Senta said...

Very cute! I love the curly dog, reminds me of the one I had growing up...

MjM said...

Dogs are so cool. Your dog's personality is so evident in your drawings.

melissa said...

very cute!

Halloweenville said...

so cute!

Mike said...

I'm replying to the question you had asked about Kathryn's Song. This drawing is part of the Kathryn Portfolio, which is an outline of my ex-wife. To answer your question, it is a memory picture of her. No still lifes or portaits were used. Thanks for the great reply and I hope this answers your question. More of the Kathryn Portfolio will be displayed and will also show in the illustrated novel, Tormented Souls. Thanks for stopping by,
Mike
http://surrealiststudio.blogspot.com/2006/02/tormented-souls-illustrated-novel.html

Maja Veselinovic said...

Hello Tj! Thank you for stopping by and thank you for the congratulations! I'm so glad you like my work!
You asked about my previous IF entry. It has not been painted on the wood, it's just an ordinary brick-red pastel paper, with a lot of oil pastels and white gouache. I used pen and ink for the drawing and Photoshop for the color part.

illustrationblog said...

Such wonderful dogs! You really captured something here!

melanienyc said...

this is adorable. growing up i had a dalmation and three cocker spaniels so i am especially fond of this illustration & story. my dalmation was one of the best trained dogs i've ever had, although i don't know if she could beat this dog at the "freeze" command b/c she would always try to inch her way around when you weren't looking!!!

Rrramone said...

TJ, thanks for the comments on my blog. And I'm smitten with this dog. :-)