Smiley & The Pony, the creative studio of artist and illustrator Briana Bolger-Schuth, creates colorful, modern pet portraits in a playful illustrated style. A commissioned portrait from Briana offers more than just a print, though. With each portrait, you also get wallpapers for your phone, tablet or computer and, for a limited time, free Facebook cover photos. What proud pet parent wouldn’t want to show off their dog’s pop portrait?
Graydon Sheppard, of Sh*t Girls Say fame, is at it again — this time with a tongue-in-cheek video series profiling pure breed dogs. The trilogy, created for the lifestyle and culture site NOWNESS, kicks off with the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and ends with the ever-so-graceful Saluki (there’s a cat video in the middle, but this is a dog site, dagnabbit). Check out both videos below!
The following post is brought to you by Anthropologie. We’re very paw-ticular about our partners and only feature those we think are top dog.
If you’ve popped into an Anthropologie store recently or checked out their online shop, you’ve probably sniffed out a new trend: dog-themed clothing and decor — everywhere! I don’t know about you, but it makes this girl’s dog-loving heart quite happy. Even better, they just launched a new section called The Dog Shop, where you can find everything from dog-themed iPhone cases to tea towels, and even poodle-patterned aprons. There’s also a whole collection of dog collars, leashes, bowls, and beds designed by independent designers — all with the Anthropologie stamp of approval. Consider it your one-stop-crazy-dog-lady-shop.
Jennifer Davis is one of my favorite artists and illustrators these days and I’m SUPER excited to see her unique aesthetic applied to 3D artwork in the form of these one-of-a-kind “found object painted sculptures“.
This little cutie is livin’ the sweet life in California along with his fashion designer mom (and mother of two human kids) Jenni Kayne. Check out more of this gorgeous SoCal home and get a peek into Jenni’s daily life over on Lonny.
I am beyond thrilled to get the Scoop on Reggie and Charles, two of the cutest dogs you’ll ever meet and the canine muses of artist and illustrator Lauren Gregg (whose awesome work we’ve featured before). When she’s not busy painting cute creatures or illustrating pop culture icons, she’s creating animations with her best friend under the name Kangaroo Alliance. Lauren has made things for Nickelodeon, Disney Television, Yo Gabba Gabba and even “commercials about tampons and homeless pets”. Her paintings have hung in galleries across the U.S. since 2003. Let’s meet the pups that inspire this talented artist, shall we?
Laura Berger has been one of my favorite artists and illustrators for a number of years, so it’s a bit of an understatement to say that I am majorly excited to welcome her as our Scratchbook artist this month! I just love the creatures and worlds she creates and am especially fond of this illustration she created for Dog Milk!
Laura Berger is an artist and illustrator based in Chicago, USA. Working primarily with gouache, acrylic, and ink, her work is focused on exploring our connections to ourselves,each other, and our environments, and centers around the idea of finding novelty and adventure in everyday life.
Laura has shown her work in group & solo showings around the US, Canada, Belgium,Australia, and New Zealand. She also designs paper goods and products, does freelance illustration work, and paints murals.
Be sure to check out more of her fantastic work on her blog and Flickr account. If you love what you see, pick up a print or two from her Etsy shop!