Pet Portrait: Baxter the Beagle

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Like most dog obsessed individuals, I follow a lot of canine accounts in Instagram. Way more than human accounts, actually… There are a bunch of german shepherds, pugs, and french bulldogs on my list, but beagle accounts might rank above them in numbers. So it was only natural that when I was looking to add a beagle with a more purebred look as compared to my two mixes I would turn to the place where people are constantly sharing pics of their own dogs. Baxter was only a hashtag away. Continue reading

Pet Portrait: Rosie

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Because Rosie’s portrait was a gift, I didn’t get to ask her owner what breed she is. I’m guessing either a Labradoodle or Goldendoodle, but I can’t be sure. Any guesses out there? Continue reading

Pet Portrait: Winston

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After a month of waiting, Winston can finally be posted! It’s unclear exactly what breed he is (he is believed to be a terrier/Schnauzer mix), but one thing is certain: he is one happy rescue pup. And he rocks that purple collar proudly! Continue reading

Paws For A Cause: Beau the Terrier Mix

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I can’t believe it’s already time for Stray Rescue’s Urban Wanderers art show again. This is the third year in a row that I’ve contributed, and though I had to rush out this drawing of Beau, I do think he still came out nicely. Continue reading

Pet Portrait: Krixus the Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix

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Meet Krixus, Daisy’s brother (see her portrait here). I went to google to see if I could find an origin to this unique name, but it remains as mysterious as his breed mixture. Looks like I’ll just have to ask his parents what inspired it! Continue reading

Pet Portrait: Daisy the Shepherd Mix

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Don’t tell my beagles, but I have a special place in my heart for dogs with the brindle fur pattern. It’s just so awesome! Consider yourself lucky, Daisy! If not for that, then for having the distinction of being the first dog I’ve done a portrait of in the 5×7″ size. It’s quite the honor. 😉 Continue reading

Pet Portrait: Walley the Yorkshire Terrier

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I feel like I said this with the last post as well, but I’m finally back! I could just look up my previous post to see if these intros are the same, but where’s the fun in that… Anyway I’m still dealing with getting used to my new medication for headaches/migraines (seems to definitely be helping, thank goodness), but I should be more regular with my drawing schedule from here on out. Which is good cuz I have some commissions lined up! But enough about me… Continue reading

Pet Portrait: Callie and Chloe the German Shepherds

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FINALLY finished my first pet portrait of the new year. As if my stomach isn’t enough, there’s nothing like developing more frequent headaches and migraines to really put a damper on my ability to function normally. But no more excuses, I’m back! Glad it’s with one of my favorite breeds, too! Continue reading

Pet Portrait: Pip the Border Collie

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I can’t believe it has taken me this long to draw a border collie! Well, the previously drawn Dexter is thought to me a lab / border collie mix, but you never know with some rescue dogs. All I know is that they’re one of the smartest breeds so they should know to come to me for all their portrait needs! 😉 No, but seriously, border collies, learn from Pip and bring me your business. Continue reading

Pet Portrait: Riley the Beagle

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It’s not always the easiest to add different breeds to pet portrait portfolio when a lot of my portraits come from commissions or the pets of friends, so I’ve started to turn to Instagram to hunt down dogs who would be willing to be the subject of my drawings. One of those I have lined up is of a beagle since my two mixes don’t quite have the typical beagle coloration to their faces, so of course that is the time that I actually am hired to draw someone’s beagle… Oh well! Beagles are at the top of my list of favorite dog breeds so I don’t mind staring at their faces! I say bring on more beagles! Continue reading