Friday, April 25, 2008

Illustration Friday: wrinkles



This is Rothschild and he is an English bulldog. He is my Aunt Hattie's dog and I included him in one of my paintings for my HomeMade calendar. He has a brindle coat with lots of wrinkles and we think he is beautiful. Rothy is my submission for Illustration Friday's "wrinkles" theme.

p.s. below is an x-rated shot of Rothy, I know this might embarrass him but it is hilarious! He is happy to see his Mom.




36 comments:

rbaird said...

Well he looks a bit different (shall we say) in your drawing! I just can't figure it out....
LOL!!!
He's cute and you are a funny gal!
Oh, and nice illustration as always Val, I guess I was distracted!

merlinprincesse said...

Hahahaha! Funny dog pic! Your illustration is beautiful, Valerie, and I love the way you have drawn that doggie! :)

Janet said...

Cute, Val! (I'll bet my friend,the "dog lady", could loan him a cute little pair of pants.)

Lisa M Griffin said...

what an adorable dog, lovely job!

Teri C said...

An adorable painting and such a cutie dog. Love your sense of humor.

Ginger*:)* said...

Rothy is adorable...and rather uninhibited. I love your illustration of Aunt Hattie's house of honey with wrinkly Rothy right outside. The shadings and texture are wonderful.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Val...these are wonderful...Rothie is so sweet...and what a hilarious shot...you're too funny!

oh and that bee hive home is the coolest! great work as always...

NANCY LEFKO said...

what a "happy" dog that Rothie is !!! and the house of honey is a charmer !!

Ces said...

Haha! I thought about drawing a bulldog but I did not have one. This one is cute and a bit proud :-). Your family must be so delighted that you paint their pets. That is such a wonderful and loving tribute.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

ohh wow ! that's why i always love droppin by here.. i see so much beauty and esp your lively colors..

thefridayfrog said...

awwww!!!! he's the sweetest little bdog! :))

very nice, piece, val! love the honey hive! :))

SENTA said...

the cutest wrinkles eveR!!

Forever Young said...

now you've found my achilles heel, bullies, i adore them, i grew u with them (we had sheba and spike, then winston, then antony and cleo).man these dogs are sooo beautiful! cute illo.

Random York said...

Beautiful work as always, Val!

Sherry Rogers said...

Rothy is adorable and he is surrounded by beautiful flowers. You have captured his personality!

Gillian said...

Hilarious photo - guess Rothy must have pleased to see you!
How lovely to include him in your artwork ttoo.

Ellen Byrne said...

He wouldn't be Rothschild without those wrinkles! Nicely done, as usual!

thedoodlegirl said...

Such an adorable illo! Love that wrinkly dog!!

carla said...

He's adorable! I was listening to a bit on the radio this morning about how pets show love to their human companions, but this one wasn't mentioned:>

Ms Dragonfly said...

i love that hive home! so cute :)

Kate said...

I love it Val!! Great purple rolling hills in the background. Oh, and the pic of the pooch - EEeeeewwwww!!! I forgot how excited little boy dogs get sometimes.

Janet said...

hmmmmm...where is that ol' Bad Dog? I thought he woulda commented on this one fer sure....

Bobo Cat said...

He looks a bit nervous, never see such a beautiful scene before?

Cecilia said...

Es adorable el panal de abejas con caminito!! bello, bello!!!
cariƱos

ddskier said...

Holy crap! Could Rothy be any cuter? I think our family is very lucky in the cute dog dept between Ratty, Louie, Rothy and Charlie (RIP)...

You've never met Sasha (Rich's dog) but she's very cute too. And she's a lover not a fighter...

As always, I love the picture!!

xoxox

--dd

RyanLoghry said...

Great job Val, I love your vibrant colors, and that's a great depiction of a bulldog.

Tony LaRocca said...

Heh heh. You go, Rothy! :D

andi butler said...

rothy is a peach!! your post is too wonderful, your illos are faboo as usualy Val!! Hope all's well!

a : )

Dot said...

so funny! he's adorable in both real life and your illo!

Forever Young said...

i am so glad you're 'in my life' not only because of your regular visits but because you're so nice to me...giggle.hugs and wfs to you.

johanna said...

awww rothschild is cute!

bog_art said...

Aww.. he is so cute!.. and I love the colors!!.. what a wonderful illustration.. =D

Angela said...

What a cutie! I love all those flowers. :)

benconservato said...

Yep, happy dogs tend to do that... we had a woman come up to us when were were sitting near the beach once, with our now gone to a better place, dog, and tell us his thing was hanging out. she just made us think SHE was a pervert, not the dog!

Made us laugh.
I love your illustration, I haven't been to visit for ages!

sketched out said...

Rothy is pure cuteness, both your depiction of him and his, er, umm, rather compromised photo, hee hee.

isay said...

ohhhh rothy! beautiful name for a cutie!