Thursday, 17 September 2009

getting into a rhythm

Meet 'Sammy'. He is the character I've been developing over this past week. His personality is inspired by at least 3 other 'Sammy' dogs that we know. The character itself is drawn after the looks of a Boston Terrier, but obviously the color is different.

This week's topic was: welcome. Again the ideas gave birth to mounds of sketches and ideas, but two rose to the top as favorites as I also considered 'Sammy'.

I used watercolor in both these pieces, with the exception of ink on some of the details.

The squirrels ran up the tree away from Sammy. They chattered, "You're not welcome here!"


  1. Love these wonderful illustrations! Beautiful colors on the fall leaves!

  2. ooh! I love Boston Terriers! I had 2 growing up! My parents still have one! You captured the intensely fun attitude of a Boston!

  3. Lovely doggy!
    Thank you for visiting my blog!

  4. Wonderful watercolors! Sammy is adorable, and that's a terrific perspective from the tree. I feel like I should be gathering nuts.

  5. Boston Terriers and squirrels-great combo. Really nice perspective down the tree!

  6. Thank you so much! Your work (all 5 of you) is so wonderful, I'm encouraged by your compliments!

    Wish I could make these photos show up larger in the blog... I'll have to work on that. Happy weekend!