Sweetness of a young doggy-friend – rough collie art of my pet 'puppy', Noah.
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This is an artwork of my rough collie, Noah. Noah came to us at 7 months old, in 2014.
He fills our home and our world with his sweet and curious personality – and his giant, thick, fluffy coat.
It’s like having an enormous, soft and soppy teddy bear living with us.
At the age of 2, when I completed this artwork, Noah is part-way between a puppy and a grown-up dog.
He is still quite puppy-ish in his head, and sometimes in his play, but growing up quickly.
He has these quiet, solemn moments where he sits, observing, taking everything in and having a good old think about it all.
Rough collies are really beautiful dogs – truly magnificent – so I wanted to show Noah in a pose that made the most of his impressive, soft, fluffy coat, and the way his soft mane swirls beautifully around his shoulders.
And I also wanted to capture the quiet, thoughtful dog that he’s growing into.
Truly majestic, but he’s still definitely got a cheeky glint in his eye, though.
My Sweet Puppy Love
Although my sensible head knows that at this age, Noah is no longer a puppy, and ‘should’ be considered an adult dog, in my heart, he’s still my puppy, and I have to admit to calling him ‘my puppy’ still, particularly when he’s being sweet and cuddly.
I chose to surround my ‘puppy’ with these sweet, little, blue flowers, as they signify, for me, a kind of innocence and sweetness that I feel is in his nature. Like most rough collies, Noah does tend to a sweet-natured, thoughtful, and kindly temperament.
The flowers are drawn from a coreopsis flower, meaning ‘always cheerful’, and that’s what I want for my sweet Noah – to be always surrounded by love and happiness with his family – innocence and loveliness filling his world, just like these little blue flowers dance around him in this artwork.
Creating my Rough Collie Art
- I start my pieces with hand-drawn artwork
- I scan them into the computer and import them into the Adobe Illustration programme
- I create my composition
- I tweak the colours
- I add background interest
Take a look how my rough collie art developed. Please click on the pictures for a larger image and more detail.
When I look at this picture, I feel a protective love for my dog.
Meeting his eye, I feel that we share an incredibly strong bond of love and protection, and I want my puppy to feel safe and happy.
I love his sweetness, his cheekiness, and his thoughtful, quiet moments, and it's those I see in this artwork.