I love the high contrast of this image, it adds to the sense of drama and mystery. Just adding a bit of red to my pen and ink drawings makes a massive difference to the impact of the image. This is something that I will explore further, perhaps using pen and ink and one key colour to complement it.
Here is a vector illustration I created in Adobe Illustrator. Using my finger and the mouse pad on my laptop, I worked up various layers of shapes to create the depth in the fur. I had a photo of the dog in question in front of me and continuously checked it, to make sure I was capturing him accurately, I wouldn't want to miss out anything on his charming little face!
I create images of all sorts of people and creatures, send me a photo if you would like me to work on anything for you.
Here is the pattern inspired by my garden pickings sketch. I have created simple and playful forms based on my original sketch (which you can see in my previous blog post). I have also taken inspiration from a vintage table cloth that I have at home which has brightly coloured polka dots. I had in mind cheerful wrapping paper when I designed this pattern but I think it would suit fabric very well too and could bring a cheerful dash of colour to the home.