Saturday, May 02, 2009

Illustration Friday: Hierarchy


She's top dog at our house. The little boss. All twelve pounds of her.

Never underestimate the tenacity of a Chihuahua/Rat Terrier mix in a Pit Bull suit. Ever.

Happy weekend everyone!
acrylic paint, Prismacolor pencils on patterned paper.

38 comments:

  1. AWE!!! What a sweet drawing!!! Love her sitting so pretty on her patterned paper!

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  2. Lovely portrait, and very nice color choices.

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  3. Those eyes!! And that posture...
    So demanding..
    Great portrait, Laurel.

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  4. Wonderful illustration....what a sweetheart and I'm sure she rules the roost :)

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  5. Rough, Rough...Roof, Roof...that's dogspeak for good work!

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  6. she's posing so sweetly. love your painting.

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  7. how do you get those eyes- so real? little emma looking so regal! lotsa hugs for her and you my lovely lo and wfs too.

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  8. What a cutie she is. Those eyes say it all. Boss lady. :)

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  9. She is so adorable and with all the great character around.
    I really love her strong emotion engagement through her eyes.
    Very well done as always.
    Excellent Lolo!

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  10. Such a charming beastie person! You have to respect this critter!

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  11. the mouth and the eyes are incredible.

    you are mega mucho talented.

    every time!

    xo

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  12. Oh Lolo, your animals are done with such love and insight!

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  13. Emma is so lucky to be spoiled by a mamma like you. awesome painting!

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  14. Such A Sweetie.. The eyes look brilliant, Lolo. Beautiful Work:)

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  15. Haha!!! love this one!
    What an awesome painting of your dog!
    I love the white with her name in it with all the swirls, well all of it is lovely!
    So beautifully and done with love!

    I had a good night sleep and feel much better again.
    Glad to be back home.

    have a lovely Sunday!
    love >M<

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  16. emma, i will show you how to start a fanclub for lololo if you want. you can make money to buy things like cookies, salmon, and mashed potatoes.

    sincerely,
    your friend,
    emily rabbit

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  17. So Emily and Emma are penpals? how sweet - but do you think that Emma will tear into that pesky rabbit?

    hey...LOVED your email - and will write back soon,

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  18. Lovely, Laurel! She's certainly in charge!!
    Caroline x

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  19. Dear Emily Rabbit,

    This is Lololo. Emma doesn't use the computer. Although I think she's the smartest dog on the planet, she doesn't type and she doesn't need to try to earn money for her favorite things.
    If I did have a fan club I believe Emma would be my only member because she follows me loyally ;)
    She does not follow my blog however. Remember, she doesn't use the computer.

    I'm afraid Mim may be right. Emma might want a piece of you. Please be careful if you ever meet her. I'd hate for anything to happen to that cute fluffy tail of yours!

    Thanks for stopping by. Please give your mom 17 hugs today!!
    xoxo
    Lololo

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  20. Love her Laurel.

    Sweet Emma looks very sweet but your description of her doesn't sound very sweet. She sounds very diva-like.

    I thought that was our role. Oh well, I will be more than happy to add Emma to our mix.

    Love Renee xoxox

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  21. Emma! I've missed coming back to Illo Friday. And look who I should return to! Love it!

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  22. Really like the patterns involved in this...I know that may seem strange but I often like the accent detail work that occurs in such a manner that it adds to but doesn't overtake the work...

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  23. Oh my GOODNESS! This is absolutely gorgeous! Emma is adorable, and so much personality and spunk. You've captured it all so well. I really love your delicate scroll with her name there, too. She sounds just like my human Emma -- little boss indeed! :)

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  24. What a sweetheart. She does look Regal.

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  25. oh my what a little beauty she is! The portrait that you have lovingly painted is a treasure my friend as well as your charming companion :) There is a little rat terrier that lives one street over and he is the cutest little dude, his name is Theo :)

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  26. eeek! i could put her in my hoodie pocket...mistake her for a sock, in the boy's laundry! eeek! she's so so cute! lovely portrait, lollie! love the wallpaper!

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  27. What a beautiful portrait! Your dog and my daughter have a name in common.......

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  28. she is adorable...
    She looks like she's thinking...
    "If Emma ain't...ain't nobody happy!"
    Love her!

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  29. so beatiful!!
    so well done illo!
    I love colours! and the dog, owner of the house :-)

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  30. I never would--my big dog is afraid of little dogs like this.

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  31. What an exquisitely, wonderful portrait of the Emster! You sure can tell the painter loved the subject, hee hee! Tickle her under her chin for me, won't you?

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  32. does that make her a "ratahuahua" or a "chiratti" hee, hee

    p.s. picturing you riverdancing ;)

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  33. Beautiful! I want one with my dog Tucker. I like it a lot.

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  34. On good days I say Greta is tenacious. On bad days, it's feels more like "relentless".

    She does like other people besides me-that's a big deal in a formerly abused dog, but I am her person and she makes no bones about it. I wish everyone could experience such unwavering devotion.

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