Many people assume that I’m totally a cat person, well that’s not entirely true. We don’t have any dogs (at the moment) but I do love them. I grew up with dogs and didn’t have any cats till I was in my twenties. When we move out of the city I expect there will be a canine addition to our family.
I thought it was about time I drew some dogs. The thing with dogs is that they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Cats are pretty much similar but the variations with dogs are huge. A Great Dane and a Bichon Frise couldn’t be more different! I’ve decided rather than try to capture different breeds of dogs I’m going to do with them what I’ve done with cats – a simplified cute version. That way you can tell it’s a dog but it’s not really any specific type of dog. I might have a play round with different breeds at a later date.
I’m not sure what I’m going to do with my dogs yet but so many people have requested dog cards etc so there will be something in the pipeline.
This is Pip who was my best friend when I was a teenager. She died a few years ago and I still think about her every day. Just writing about her now brings tears to my eyes. She was the best little dog you could ever ask for. I think she will be my inspiration for some of my dog characters. I miss you little Pippy.