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New Ornate Ink Portraits of Lovable Dogs by Alex Konahin

April 6, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

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Graphic artist and illustrator Alex Konahin (previously here and here) has just finished a new illustration-based project centered around the subject of seriously detailed dogs. The Latvia-based artist is known for his highly decorative style which he illustrates in each of his drawn subjects, a trait that is exemplified in the ornate fur of the included animals.

Konahin’s series was inspired by no inspiration at all, the works coming from a time when Konahin was going through an intense creative block after a long break from his personal creative work. Konahin’s first portrait in the series was of an English Bulldog, and after liking the result, followed that piece up with a German Shepherd and Pit Bull Terrier. You can see more of Konahin’s work on his Behance, Instagram, and Facebook.

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All images courtesy of Alex Konahin

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Art

A Shadowy Snoopy on the Streets of Saint-Etienne, France by OakOak

February 20, 2015

Christopher Jobson

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Street artist OakOak (previously) transformed a parking meter shadow into a perfect silhouette of Snoopy’s famous dog house this past Valentine’s Day in Saint-Etienne, France. You can see more of his recent street interventions here. (via StreetArtNews, Laughing Squid)

 

 



Photography

Comical Portraits of Hairless Dogs by Sophie Gamand

February 6, 2015

Christopher Jobson

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Prophecy is the latest dog portraiture project from New York-based photographer Sophie Gamand (previously) that examines the extremely strange and comical appearance of various hairless dogs. Gamand worked mostly with two types of dogs, the Chinese Crested and the Xoloitzcuintli (commonly the Mexican hairless dog), breeds that archaeologists have dated as being more than 3,000 years old. From her statement about Prophecy:

The physical qualities of hairless dogs and the mystery surrounding them inspired me to create a gallery of faces like old wise men or philosophers, shamans from a different era, maybe a different universe. Gamand imagined her models as prophets or mad scientists, grabbing us and planting their eyes deep into ours, shaking us and shouting, as Philippus the Prophet in The Adventures of Tintin would: “The judgment is upon you! The end is near!” Nature looking straight at us and begging us to repent.

The series includes some 20 individual portraits, many more of which you can see on her website.

 

 



Art

Chrome Dog Mural by Bik Ismo at Art Basel Miami

December 9, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Puerto Rican street artist Bik Ismo created this fantastic metallic dog mural for the Raw Project at the Jose De Diego Middle School during Art Basel Miami last week. The piece took about four days and was completed entirely with spray paint, reflecting objects and scenes from the surrounding area. You can see a few more process shots over on StreetArtNews.

Update: Now with video.

 

 



Photography

Wacky High-Speed Portraits of Puppies Caught Mid-Shake by Carli Davidson

October 28, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Published today from Harper Design, Shake Puppies is the latest jowl-flapping canine photo book from Portland-based pet and wildlife photographer Carli Davidson. The dangerously adorable collection of images is a follow-up to her 2013 book Shake that similarly featured high-speed photos of adult dogs caught mid-shake as their ears, lips, fur and drool flies in every direction.

Davidson began photographing animals while on staff at the Oregon Zoo, a passion that eventually led to a career shooting portraits of exotic animals, pets with disabilities, and a plethora of cats and dogs. Shake Puppies is available now through Bookshop.

 

 



Art

Giant Underwater Dog Mural on the Streets of Belgium by 'Smates'

August 6, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Artist Bart Smeets (aka Smates) just finished this great spray painted mural of a dog plunging underwater in Mechelen, Belgium. Perhaps inspired by Seth Casteel? Photos by Gijs Vanhee. (via Mechelen Muurt, Amsterdam Street Art)

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