Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Fun Fact: Pit Bulls were the Poster Dog for WWII. Before their undeserved bad reputation they were thought of as American Heroes and wonderful companions- which is very true and a much more accurate description of the breed. See the Propaganda poster below- (I cannot find the artist's name unfortunately)
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I don't love this one as much as the last two- which is surprising because canine and feline characters are my favorite to draw.
I am still really hurt by the Cisco killing.. I have been in a daze lately because of it. I also heard a news story yesterday about a 14 year old 'boy' who started a dog fighting ring and used his own chocolate lab as a bait dog. The dog had to be euthanized because his back leg had be chewed out, he had been sodomized so badly he couldn't properly go to the bathroom, and all the videos of him make him seem as though his soul had been torn to bits.
Probably nothing will happen to this kid.. its 2012... why aren't there harsher punishments for animal offenders? Its been proven that most serial killers and child molester started out abusing animals.. If we could just stop them when they are young we could get justice for these animals and save future human victims as well..
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Well if you haven't heard about the innocent dog that was murdered by a cop in Austin TX, I am sure you will soon- the story has gone viral and will hopefully lead to change. Cisco was gunned down when a cop accidentally went to the wrong address after a call about a domestic disturbance. The owner was in the driveway- unarmed, when the cop pulled his gun and put it in his face. Cisco heard his owner in distress and came running and barking. As the 'cop' says "Get your Do----SHOT---g" he shoots before he can even finish the word 'dog'. The owner could not restrain his dog because he had a gun in face. His innocent Blue Heeler- who had never bitten or shown aggression towards a human in his life was dead before his feet.
I have been very distraught about this story ever since I found out about it last night. I have not been able to sleep or accomplish much school work. I hope Law Enforcement all over the country start to train their officers how to understand dog behavior and learn to use non-deadly force to protect themselves... This is the fourth story in 2 months that I am aware of of a cop killing innocent dogs in their own yards. I did a drawing of Ice less than a month ago who's fate was similar. I hope Cisco is the last dog I feel the need to draw like this....
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
This idea came to me while trying to come up with a logo for my Mom's Toy and Video store. I threw it together pretty quickly but had fun doing it! Kiba is my favorite subject after all.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Well, I am having a difficult time drawing today- despite feeling incredibly inspired. Oh well... Me and Anna Rettberg have discussed an idea for a webcomic and I think its pretty brilliant. These are just a few of a million sketches that I did that I think are worth showcasing so far. Stay tuned for more... (*hint hint*)