8.7.11

pets...



I'm enjoying doing a whole series of pictures of really not very cute pets, mostly just sketches but there is surely a place in the world for pictures of revolting dogs, cats up to mischief and problem hamsters.

The reality of keeping animals in my experience is that they are sweet and fluffy for a couple of weeks and then start working on a variety of ways of making themselves slightly repulsive (usually involving pooing somewhere very unsuitable or developing a curious medical problem which involves endless nighttime tending - rather like small children really).

I've already done a print called 'Malodorous Animals', focusing on the smellier species on the planet, which makes me laugh quietly to myself, but I suspect will never be a big seller - now I'm moving onto the pets and it is keeping me happily amused this week when I really should be getting ready for the glorious summer that is now finally within touching distance...

3 comments:

The Pea Pod said...

oooh, I'm liking retching dog!

Sara said...

Oh, I like them all! But yeah, retching dog is probably my favourite. And I would be interested in 'Malodorous Animals' too, I can't see it in your shop... ~ Sara

Bristol Parenting Cafe said...

Hee Hee, I like drooling dog. I'm very pleased to hear that we are in for a glorious summer too!