Saturday 22 November 2008

Opinionated Pals



Toby was of the opinion that Joshua badly needed a haircut."I mean really, my dear chap" said Toby "you're looking rather scruffy, I can hardly tell if you're in there, I feel like I'm talking to a giant hair ball"
"Oh give it a rest Toby" Joshua replied "You know I hate going to the barbers, we're not all Dapper Dans like you, you know, and besides the grunge look is making a come back,so chill out dude."

Illustration Friday's topic this week is 'Opinion'.
These are two characters that I'm working on at the moment.
Joshua is the reincarnation of my Old English Sheepdog that I grew up with and loved dearly.He was a rogue and a slob and a real people person.
Toby is new to me, but he's definitely a another kettle of fish altogether! I wanted to create a contrast in the characters and have always loved Basset hounds, so he seems like a good choice.
Toby is very opinionated and Josh is very easy going, so they should rub along together nicely!

11 comments:

amber perrodin said...

this makes me feel happy. i like these two together.

Heather T. said...

Entirely fun! Love the illustration style, and what a great contrast--perfect!

Tomás Serrano said...

Funny dialogue and I like these different dogs characters.

Robyn said...

How gorgeous, Janie. I thought for a moment our OES, Dermott had found his way to your blog! Beautiful painting.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous, Janie! You can almost hear their conversation!

gracefulCraig said...

great, loads of personality shining through those bewdiful puppies

Nicky Linzey said...

sweet sweet sweet .. i love the way toby is looking at joshua adoringly!

theartofpuro said...

great work and love your style

Solvere volo said...

Great illo, gorgeous style

nancy said...

FUn fun fun! And you've so captured their personalities - Toby does look slightly nettled, and Joshua's just posing happily - very very nice! :D

mansuetude said...

these characters are alive!
Love this, "and loved dearly.He was a rogue and a slob and a real people person." And, the line about talking to a hairball... that is great.