Happy Monday everyone!
I had so much FUN creating a these silly pug buddies for you to enjoy!
They were inspired by all of the smiles you have shared with me of your pugs and dogs enjoying their Barkclava dog hats this year!
I titled this one ~ He is NOT with Me!
I see the obvious excitement & glee in the eyes of the lucky puggy who just put on his new hat with his embarrassed brother standing right next to him feeling mortified. :)
A pug expression can say 1,000 words!
Much like sweet Mitzu who proudly wore her new sweater vest while her cousin Libby looked deflated in the background that she did not have one yet. :)
After her mom saw her face, happily Libby soon got one too!
I took photos for you as I painted to see the painting pop to life!
Here is the pencil sketch on wood of the 2 brothers...
I cannot wait to get started!
First, I start with the fur and some of the shading.
Next, I go in for the darker shapes and the expressions start popping in like magic.
Now it is time to choose the colors for the Barkclava and background.
...and finally the muzzles and smiles get painted!
I think their mouths really give away how they are feeling!
Do you think so too?
Now the final lines and wrinkles are added.
Pug Painting ~ Design A84
He is NOT with Me!
These funny brothers are now pug design A84 on my website .
It is now available for you all to enjoy on all of my products where you can choose the design.
Now you know what I did this weekend! :)
Archie and I are so excted that so many of our friends met this weekend in Milwaukee, WI at the Milwaukee Pug Fest and were also a part of the 1000 Pugs Art Book Shoot!
Please leave me a note and tell me all about your adventures!
We cannot wait to hear!
Melissa & Archie