Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Illustration Friday - Pet Peeves


I chose to illustrate a pet's peeve. My dog Shelty is part hound and loves to chase squirrels and rabbits. Unfortunately for her, she never gets the opportunity, since she is always on a leash. I am sure she would say this irks her. Prismacolor Marker on Bristol Smooth paper, touched up with Photoshop Elements.

Here is the untouched up version.


Finally, here is a version in watercolor that has a more limited palette. The black outlines are marker.


6 comments:

steve said...

Poor pooch. I like all the different versions you have going here!

suzanne said...

Love the new perspective you've offered on "pet peeve"...I'm fairly certain my dog has the same one!

Also, great to see all three versions. I'm not sure which I like best...they all offer something very unique.

Laurel Neustadter said...

Thanks Steve and Suzanne!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Terrific colors! My cat Prancer (who is also limited to leashes) would love to join your puppy chasing squirrels!

TLC said...

I like the first version best, it's very lively and bright!

To be free to chase squirrels and rabbits all day - that must be nearly every dogs dream!

BTW - thanks for the nice comments!

Ella said...

Thank you for posting all the different versions. I would love to know what goes on in Shelty's head ;-)...
(Thank you for the comment on my blog. Chaos theory is a computer game, but it also has an excellent eletronic soundtrack by Amon Tobin)