Saturday

Beware of the Dog



8 ½" x 11" page from my sketchbook, pen/ink... thought I'd put a few teeth into it.

...even in 66 AD, a dog was a man's best friend... well true at least, for the man who was his master.
Note: Petronious also spelled Petronius

Desideratum Art and Jewelry Studio, St. Martins, NB

12 comments:

Arija said...

Not it you speak kindly to them. Lovely drawing Gwen.

Guillaume said...

Greyhounds, hunting dogs. Cool.

Penny said...

Like those sleek lines, I am more wary around dogs now than I ever was, I am not sure why, perhaps there are too many dogs and not enough people who know how to train them.

laura said...

What a wonderful page ... It reminds me of an eighteenth-century illustration, for some reason! Love the dogs ... and the lettering, which is something I want to explore too.
Nicely done!

laura said...

(... and I think the warning to beware of dogs is directed at those who are up to no good!)

ArtPropelled said...

My little best friend is lying at my feet as I type.

Jeri Landers said...

You make me want to pick up my pens again, your dogs are so excellent. Love all those "teeth". The foxes and racoons best beware of those teeth, we have 2 sets of them on the property.

Seth said...

Love the sketch just as much as I love its subject -- very much!

Tracy said...

Such wonderful lines and character detail, Gwen! Beware... These guys don't look to spooky to me. ;o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

A Heron's View said...

Those dogs don't look very dangerous. I can only think that the warning is : that any intruder might end up being licked to death!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Arija, You may be a dog-whisperer!!

Guillaume, mine are more like skinny dogs with funny noses.

Penny you are right , a dog is a reflection of his master.

Laura, I would really love spending more time with lettering too. it is just plain fun.

That would be a sweet pic, Robyn. When my son Max starts Art School next week, his little dog will miss him so badly.. I'll have to keep him close by so he doesn't get lonely.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Jeri, Your abilities blow me away. and the human characteristics you give your creatures too are so well done. such talent you have.

Tracy no these guys don't really go with the scary side of guard dogs do they? our littlest dog is really cute but he thinks he is a guard dog. it is complicated.

Thank you Seth, It was the latin words that caught my attention in a story at first. funny how one thing leads to another when a person doesn't have a plan.

Haha Mel, you got that right.. if anyone can withstand all their barking then the licking starts full on.