Astro was teased for a few years at school until it became clear the girls thought his flowered ears were adorable. He had a lot of attractive lady friends! Finally he settled down with a pink dog called Sophie who shared his love of classical music and mud baths (not necessarily together – but sometimes).
Pierce is a (little bit of a) snob. He wouldn’t even give me two minutes to answer a few questions for this bio! Handsome devil, though. It’s probably what led to his bad attitude. Or perhaps he’s painfully shy. In which case it wasn’t nice of me to call him a snob. Not nice at all.
Rollo is not a professional skeptic, but he has always been suspicious of food and his food bowl. Have you ever known one of those dogs who won’t eat anything until he’s sniffed at it for a minute? Rollo’s like that, except he will sniff it for much longer. And if it’s big enough, he will carry it around for a while too. Drool is usually involved.
Walter has taken the name “Walter the Scrivener”. He hasn’t actually read “Bartelby the Scrivener”, but he likes the idea of a quiet individual working at a serious, if repetitive, job. It’s a bit of a secret identity, really. Everyone should have a secret identity.
I’ve been trading away SO many cards that I decided recently to put more in my shop, which is where all these went! I’ve been experimenting with the eyes for dramatic effect, with some success, but still working on it. Thanks for visiting!
Love them!!! Love them!!! Love them!!!
These critters are wonderful, Cindy! You are scoring lots of stars for the dramatic eye techniques! WOW!!!
Whoa! I love Walter. I think his secret identity is an artist. And I really like Astro’s big nose and adorable flowered ears. The eyes are goregeus too, at least for me :)
Pierce looks like he has some cat in him :) —they are all just wonderful!!!
Cindy,the eyes are fantastic! So much expression they tell an entire story!
WOW!!! I love all those creative patterns! and love those dogs with expressive eyes! great job, Cindy! :)
I´ve just added your Etsy shop to my circle ;)
whatever I say, your head’s gonna swell up, so I HATE THESE, absolutely SEND THEM ALL TO ME NOW.. oops..
from your biggest fan, Meran
Love them all, especially Walter! I love that he has hidden secrets, so I had to purchase him so that he could share them with me.
Love these! Your detail is great as always! The eyes just pop! :D Oh and you captured a great expression with Pierce. He is lookin like a dog with tude! hee hee Okay just noticed Astro with flowered ears. I looked so much at the illo it did not sink in the eyes distracted me! He is in touch with his feminine side :)
Your experiments with the eyes are paying off – they are so alive!! Your shading is also great. And your imagination: superb!
Agree…..eyes just glitter with the new effects used. My favorite are Rollo and Walter. Love love love all the textures too!
These are fabulous, Cindy. Almost impossible to pick a favorite but there is something about Walter that I really love!
Totally awesome like always. I love that cat with the pipe. Lol!
Haha Nice doggies..by the look of their eyes they’ve all had a bit of a smoke from that pipe!
The eyes are mesmerizing. Great job as always!
Love these, they have such character. Rollo is my dog, you made me laugh about the food sniffing – I definitely have one of those!
I think I like Rollo the best. Maybe he just has a delicate nose and has to be careful.
Hmmm… maybe I should try painting flowers on my ears…
I prefer Walter’s punchy, complimentary color scheme.
Definitly like the stories! Keep going-there’s an editor in your future! Love, Mom
Those dogs paintings are very wonderful!
I love it when you do animals!
Walter has captured my heart. Perhaps it is the hat.
Definitely a cinnamon roll hat. ;)