For a while now, drawing cats has been my thing. The reasons are obvious, too. Our little Toybob kitten, Ziggy, is definitely keeping us amused and on our toes! And, gradually, we’re also getting better at understanding how to serve him. But, lately, in my artistic endeavors, I’ve been branching out. From cats, I segued to mice, then birds. Most recently, I’ve been focusing on drawing dogs. I guess creating Dog Days of Winter Art is yet another of my personal survival tips for getting through this pandemic!
Dog Days of Winter Art
As you can see with my first forays into drawing (lots of) dogs, I was mostly concerned with figuring out how to draw many different breeds. And because I wanted the different breeds to be the focus, I decided to keep the color palette more or less monochromatic.
My Next Attempts…
Were inspired by a very special breed of dog – namely, the pampered pooches of New York City. While some of the outfits in this illustration might seem totally outlandish, they’re all pretty much based in reality. (Yes, I did actually once see a dog wearing an umbrella hat on the Upper West Side!)
Don’t worry. Little Ziggy remains (and will always be) my Number One source of inspiration!
If you’ve got a minute and a half, you’ll probably enjoy seeing the latest photos of Ziggy at the end of this video.
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xox – Joana