So I had this idea, because I love dogs and I love collections of things, to do a poster with 30 of my art card dogs, which I’ve been enjoying very much lately! I’m also planning to add either a booklet with short stories, or some other supplementary type material to go with the poster.
This page will be updated periodically with the most current drafts on top, and horizontal lines between entries. Thanks for having a peek! It may soon have its own site, depending where it goes.
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June 16, 2014
I have finally ordered the first one! It includes 20 of my favorite art card dogs and is 16″ x 20″. See below. Though I hope to find a local printer, I have ordered this one from an online printer. I chose a white background but may do both black and white.
June 2, 2014
Holy cow, has time passed! I have not forgotten about the Art Card Dogs Project! Oh no I did not. After several months of drawing fancy dogs in fancy clothes and adding them to my other dog cards, I ended up with quite a diverse group of canines.
This version has a goofy assortment of semi-realistic, bookish, terribly fancy, regal, dainty, serious and tough. A dog for every personality! Which is where the text came from. I’ve probably heard it somewhere before. I should probably check.
February 18, 2013
Three new dogs. Hooray! Pete already made it onto the latest draft (below), but Simon and Nellie are probably going to kick two others off.
Pete Green is an amiable fellow most known by his famous eyebrows, which lend quite a lot of expressiveness to his face. He is a champion reader to small groups of puppies. (Recent titles include The Phantom Tollbooth and The Princess Bride.)
Simon is director of a thriving community garden. As a puppy he was forced to work in the garden after being caught destroying pumpkin plants (on a foolish dare). In a surprising turn of events (particularly to his mother) he soon became the most skilled and involved plant tender. Three years later he took over after Marius the previous director retired.
Nellie is a crafty sort who likes to knit hats. When not making hats, she watches reruns of Project Runway. Sometimes all day!
February 16, 2013
I put 30 dogs together! Still needs rearranging though I tried not to put two similar ones next to each other, with some success. Replaced 11 of the earliest dogs from the first version on January 27!
Includes 4 hats, 2 pipes, 2 pairs aviator goggles, 2 pairs spectacles, one monocle, one eyepatch, one crown, one ascot, one cravat, one teacup, one bird.
I think I may do a few more with spectacles, maybe pipes, maybe ascots, and do a print of “intellectual” canines.
February 3, 2013
I must say trying to arrange somehow by color is proving to be tricky! But I expect many versions before I’m ready to print a poster. This one includes 16 of the dogs, almost all the most recent ones:
Row 1: The Dogfaerie Queen, Beatnik Bruce, Jackson, Sonny
Row 2: Astro, Gabriel, Eddison, Aviator Abby
Row 3: Flower, Jasper, Arlo, Lassie’s Uncle Jed
Row 4: Walter the Scrivener, Rollo the Skeptic, Millie, Jesse with Bird
Version One, January 27, 2013, the First Draft:
I think I will change it to five across and six down. I will also replace the zombie dogs (second to last row, on the far left), which might not appeal to everyone. I put this draft together mostly in chronological order, just to see how it would look. I do think it could be better arranged color-wise. I’ve also got a couple landscape oriented cards I may consider working in. And I need to decide whether to include a caption at the bottom with all their names (leaning toward yes). (Some of these original cards may be available in my shop!)
In addition to the poster, I am considering either a small accompanying booklet with each of their (very short) stories. Or possibly a kind of serially-updated App where I write a story featuring each dog with each other dog (though that would clearly be way too many stories. So many may include larger groups of dogs.) I would try to write the first 10 stories, and release the first five as a pack and then some ongoing schedule of releases.
Any thoughts? Feel free to share in the comments! Thanks for reading!