Something different…kinda.

This dog belongs to a close friend of ours and when I saw the picture on her Facebook page I contacted her immediately to ask her if I could draw it.  I love the foreshortened look of it and the deeply expressive nature of the dog’s eyes.  Anyone that’s ever owned a labrador retriever or spent any time with one of these hounds knows that their greatest weapon in their war against table scraps is their big ol’ eyes.  So I decided to try something a bit different and take some artistic license, making the eyes way bigger than they really are, and giving it a slightly cartoonish look while still retaining that realistic and detailed feel that I always enjoy trying to capture.  Did I succeed?  Hope so. 

Looking for some help coming up with a name for this handsome devil.  Any suggestions?   Leave them in the comments.  Thanks! 

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  1. Geri Blaauboer-Hedden says:

    Did you find a name for your boy? How’s life? Hope all is well.

    1. Evan says:

      Hi Geri! Ended up naming the piece, “Been Gone Too Long” because he’s got that, “where you been all day” look. All’s well up here. Thanks for checking out the blog!


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