A Dog a Day http://dogadayproject.com Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:50:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 Dog Show Run http://dogadayproject.com/2016/12/05/dog-show-run/ Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:50:22 +0000 http://dogadayproject.com/?p=1328

I’ve been focussing heavily on animation. And four-legged runs are a challenge, so I went to do that. And then I decided on doing a Bergamasco because those dreadlocks are even more of a challenge. And then I threw in a human being, because why not make it even more challenging?]]>

I’ve been focussing heavily on animation. And four-legged runs are a challenge, so I went to do that. And then I decided on doing a Bergamasco because those dreadlocks are even more of a challenge. And then I threw in a human being, because why not make it even more challenging?

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Puffed-Up Pup http://dogadayproject.com/2015/12/10/puffed-up-pup/ Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:14:37 +0000 http://dogadayproject.com/?p=1325

It’s been a while since I posted one of these, bad bad Erik. However, here is a sketch of what I saw when the dog woke me up at 1:00 am last week. The vet said “allergic reaction” and we may never know what she reacted to. She looked like a Shar-Pei at first glance […]]]>

It’s been a while since I posted one of these, bad bad Erik. However, here is a sketch of what I saw when the dog woke me up at 1:00 am last week. The vet said “allergic reaction” and we may never know what she reacted to. She looked like a Shar-Pei at first glance (we’re sure she has some of that in her make-up). On closer inspection, she looked like she’d just lost a rather brutal boxing match.

She is all better now.

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Captain America! http://dogadayproject.com/2014/04/16/captain-america/ Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:34:57 +0000 http://dogadayproject.com/?p=1318

Done for the Sketch Dailies daily illustration prompt. I actually like Scarlet Widow better, so she had to go in there. And as a cat… but at least there’s a dog in here.]]>

Done for the Sketch Dailies daily illustration prompt. I actually like Scarlet Widow better, so she had to go in there. And as a cat… but at least there’s a dog in here.

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Riley in Pencils http://dogadayproject.com/2014/02/04/riley-in-pencils/ Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:11:44 +0000 http://dogadayproject.com/?p=1315

Trying out some pencil tools in Manga Studio 5, and am loving them. So I did a quick portrait of Riley. Because she’s so pretty.]]>

Trying out some pencil tools in Manga Studio 5, and am loving them. So I did a quick portrait of Riley. Because she’s so pretty.

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Riley Wallet http://dogadayproject.com/2013/04/22/riley-wallet/ Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:41:19 +0000 http://dogadayproject.com/?p=1310

Finally getting around to posting this. For Christmas, my wife wanted a hand-created wallet. The wallet is made of Tyvek, provided blank by the Mighty Wallet company. The art is all marker. I decided to go with an Art Deco look, Japanese Art Deco for the front and “regular” Art Deco for the interior. Riley […]]]>

Finally getting around to posting this. For Christmas, my wife wanted a hand-created wallet. The wallet is made of Tyvek, provided blank by the Mighty Wallet company. The art is all marker. I decided to go with an Art Deco look, Japanese Art Deco for the front and “regular” Art Deco for the interior. Riley was kind enough to be the model. The Kanji, if I remember correctly, says “naughty dog”.

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Riley at Rest http://dogadayproject.com/2012/06/29/riley-at-rest/ Fri, 29 Jun 2012 20:21:42 +0000 http://dogadayproject.com/?p=1306

I did this to test my new Sensu brush for the iPad, using a program called Procreate. Let’s just say I love working with both. And Riley finally makes her official Dog a Day debut.]]>

I did this to test my new Sensu brush for the iPad, using a program called Procreate. Let’s just say I love working with both. And Riley finally makes her official Dog a Day debut.

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Winter Dog http://dogadayproject.com/2011/11/01/winter-dog/ Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:54:11 +0000 http://dogadayproject.com/?p=1299

Wow has it been a long time since I posted. But I just created a short animation in Anime Studio to test something stylistically, and I thought I’d share it with you.]]>

Wow has it been a long time since I posted. But I just created a short animation in Anime Studio to test something stylistically, and I thought I’d share it with you.

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iPad Jackie http://dogadayproject.com/2010/08/06/ipad-jackie/ http://dogadayproject.com/2010/08/06/ipad-jackie/#comments Fri, 06 Aug 2010 06:01:05 +0000 http://dogadayproject.com/?p=1286

This is my brother’s dog in semi-caricature. Done using Sketcbook Pro on the iPad. Yet another reason I love my iPad.]]>

This is my brother’s dog in semi-caricature. Done using Sketcbook Pro on the iPad. Yet another reason I love my iPad.

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Storm http://dogadayproject.com/2010/05/09/storm/ http://dogadayproject.com/2010/05/09/storm/#comments Sun, 09 May 2010 20:16:47 +0000 http://dogadayproject.com/?p=1279

Storm, my muse and the inspiration for the Dog a Day Project, died this morning. Sunday, May 9, 2010. She was only nine years old. It’s a cliche, but she didn’t suffer. She had a common thing among Golden Retrievers: a tumor that broke open near her heart. Sudden, and the only time the condition […]]]>

Storm, my muse and the inspiration for the Dog a Day Project, died this morning. Sunday, May 9, 2010. She was only nine years old. It’s a cliche, but she didn’t suffer.

She had a common thing among Golden Retrievers: a tumor that broke open near her heart. Sudden, and the only time the condition had any effect on her.

Last night, she was still a puppy. We sat on the couch for what had become a regular event. It was Buffy night, in which we all sat on the couch and watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She wasn’t an “on the furniture dog,” but was allowed up on Buffy night. She lay between us and we both rested our hands on her. I said something to Maggie about the specialness of all three of us touching.

And now, this morning, she’s gone. I always said that she would have to be on her deathbed not to want breakfast. And this morning, she didn’t want breakfast. We’re grateful she was playful and puppyish until the end, and that she went peacefully with both of us stroking her. I’m devastated. Maggie is devastated.

In honor of Storm, I’m including links to the pieces I did of her for this project. It’s a long list. It doesn’t include the ones that were inspired by her but aren’t specifically of her (or else it would be a link to everything).

It may be quite a while before I draw another dog.

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Storm: Photographer http://dogadayproject.com/2010/03/06/storm-photographer/ http://dogadayproject.com/2010/03/06/storm-photographer/#comments Sat, 06 Mar 2010 16:53:40 +0000 http://dogadayproject.com/?p=1261

Storm has a new collar-cam, allowing her to take photos as she walks around. Well, technically, the thing shoots a photo every minute but she still is in charge of the photo composition. Here, she is documenting her trip to the Austin Farmer’s Market. Click on an image for a larger view.]]>

The Austin Farmer's Market Portrait of Maggie Sun rays and pretty girl (rear view) Portrait of Strange Dog At the Paw Dog Bakery Booth, Storm's favorite Still at the Paw Dog Bakery booth

Storm has a new collar-cam, allowing her to take photos as she walks around. Well, technically, the thing shoots a photo every minute but she still is in charge of the photo composition. Here, she is documenting her trip to the Austin Farmer’s Market. Click on an image for a larger view.

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