WOOF! Thank you for visiting i heart dogs studio, the home of pet portraits lovingly painted by me, Christine Humphries Throckmorton. Since 2007, I have created custom pet portraits, prints, cards, and more, all featuring lovable canines (and the occasional feline). Scroll down, take a look around, click away. You'll see a wide variety of pet portraits, and get to know a bit about the girl behind the canvas.

PLEASE NOTE: Now that I have a toddler, I am no longer accepting commissions. For now, I am shelving the paintbrushes and just enjoying being MOM. I have a variety of original paintings, prints, and cards available in my shop, however, and there is a lot of dog art to peruse in the pages of this here blog. Enjoy.

“I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings
they can show me in the world.” ~ Samuel Johnson


Friday, August 26, 2011

INSPIRATION: Whippet meets Waverly

Remember Mr. Whippet? While his makeover is going well, he's not quite ready for his big reveal. However, I can share the inspiration behind his transformation: Pattern. I've been playing a lot with pattern lately, mostly by using patterned papers as the backgrounds for my dog portraits. There was a very specific inspiration behind that, which I'll discuss later. The inspiration behind Mr. Whippet's makeover was the Waverly ad campaign. I lovelovelove these ads! Everytime I see one in my BH&G magazine, I tear it out and save it. Let these images be a little hint as to what Mr. Whippet will soon look like!
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