Tuesday, July 10, 2012

#161 Lieutenant Oliver, Soldier Dog

Lieutenant Oliver
Pencil & Digital
Yesterday on Twitter & Facebook I decided upon very short notice to take drawing requests. You would choose something for me to draw, and I would draw it, then put it up on the blog with a link back to your site. So, it was pretty short notice, but I got a few responses. I had time for only one today, but I would like to do this again in the future! So stay tuned, I would love to get more people involved and we could really get some cool art done this way.

So, a little about this drawing. I can safely say, this is the best drawing I've done in a long time. I am so happy with it. This request was from my lovely aunt, J. Rachel Reed who is currently writing a book about dogs during WWII. I'll leave it at that so I won't spoil anything. Her suggestion was as follows:

"A Stylized Soldier Dog"

And there you have it ladies and gentlemen. Aunt Rachel has a very wonderful springer spaniel named Oliver who lives with her, and he and I are great pals. I like to hang out with him, especially at Thanksgiving. And I knew he had to be a lieutenant in WWII, and of course, he would have to have a kilt on! So, a little googling for reference, an hour of drawing, an hour or so of Photoshop magic, and voila! Lieutenant Oliver! I hope you like him as much as I liked drawing him.
If you'd like to learn more about my Aunt Rachel and her book project, check out her site here:


Rachel said...

That is INCREDIBLE! I LOVE it! Thanks for the shout out too. I hope I get a full size copy to frame.

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