Sunday, June 04, 2006

Illustration Friday: Portrait...


...of Blackie as a young dog...

Back when Blackie was a young dog dandy,
Dressed to the nines, on the town he'd bandy.
High-struttin' and high-falootin' was he
In those doggie days; footloose and carefree.
Taking a break, for this portrait he sat;
Bow-tie and tail(s), sharper than the aver'ge cat.

Peace to all.

23 comments:

Sea Angel said...

Try this:
Instead of just reading it, sing it.
And let the southern accent kick in.
If you can get a banjo we have ourselves a great song... Try it, its so fun! =D

Loving the portrait.

michael dailey said...

defiently has the demeaner of a southern gent.
nice lil diddy and pice to go with it. A toast to Blackie in his younger days.

vfm4 said...

it's a wonderful portrait... great idea, give the old dog a pat on the head... :-)

Robert McLaughlin said...

This is such a cool portrait. Love it!

ValGalArt said...

I was happily surprised by this charming portrait!!! I'm always a sucker for a cute dog!!! Wonderful!

PaulSketch said...

now this is C L A S S Y .
haha I love it, nice little description with it too

Queen Tut said...

Haha, nice portrait. I have missed seeing you around and was very pleased to find your name on the list. Hope all is well with you.

steve said...

Oh wow--this is too cool! Love his distinguished expression and the accompanying words.

Bron Smith said...

Wow...you put a lot of work into this one, Twisselman. Beautifully drawn and rendered. Yeah, Mrs. T is back, and we'll keep taking it a week at a time, but I've decided that we're definitely not leaving for good. We'll be back as often as possible.

HARDWAX said...

I've got a feeling Blackie can shine his way through anything, he's a debonair gent. I love the way he looks, strong and sharp and the suit is so fine. Beautiful piece of work

HARDWAX said...

Hi again. You wondered what software I use-Jasc Paint Shop Pro 9, although in the past six weeks or so i've been using a new oil paint brush-much more realistic, and with the weeks theme portrait and with fat2 I used the topography effect as well, which brings the brush strokes up even more. I'm fairly amazed at how realistic, how it mimics traditional oil and canvas.

Bye the way thanks for your comment, much appreciated.

modroom said...

He certainly knows how to pose for a portrait. Like the words, I imagine he has a pipe as well now!

cristosova said...

We have a lot of advertisement from the "royal canine" going on here, I want to replace them all with your illo!

cristosova said...

PS: I have my enthusiastic moments, don´t I?

carla said...

I did a doubletake! He's certainly a fine looking dog, and so well groomed! I like the greys and the beam of light on his head...he looks very important!

Jaimie said...

what a dignified dog. very charming painting. I wish my neighbors dogs were this cool. They yap constantly. oh to have sublime twisselman dogs living next to me instead of the yappers.

Michael O'Connell said...

blackie is wonderous… well done… i guess having him sit for his portrait was easy…

Amy Zaleski said...

This made me smile. The words are great, but I just love the look on his face and the little gleam of the watch chain!

Alina Chau said...

This is beautiful!! He would make a great character in an adventurous story!

TXArtcGal said...

Captured his essence perfectly!!...love the coloring, and the shadows are fantastic! Awesome!!

tiffinix said...

Oh what a great idea and wonderful portrait. I love everything about it. The expression and background. Beautifully done!

Cez said...

Hey you...what a great portrait!!!! Love it as usual!!!

IdiotHead said...

That is one nicely dressed dog. No table scraps for him.
8^)