After coming across a very talented illustrator Chris Beetow, we just had to share her work! Chis who considers herself a “modern day animalier”, is an illustrator who specializes in whimsical pet portraits that skillfully catches the ‘inner pet’. In other words, she is wonderfully adept at being able to capture the very spirit and essence of one’s pet; all based on her client’s written description of their beloved pet.
We too have every intention of hiring her to create a custom portrait of our own in-house doggy: Mia – the wire haired dachshund. Of course, once we do we’ll be sure to blog about it and yep…brag about it too. oh! Speaking of which, if you are a pet business owner in need of custom pet illustrations for your next marketing campaign or as part of your business branding; please consider using our illustration services!
Until then, take some time to scroll down check out Chris Beetow’s work and feast your eyes upon a delightful and whimsical selection of her work. Enjoy!
Hooray! It’s Tail Tuesday (A.K.A. Tushy Tuesday).
So, we’re a little overly excited for today. Guess why? We’re thrilled that one of our very own Sniff Design and award winning client’s (WildWash All Natural Pet Shampoo – located in London, UK), has a new blog post sharing one of the best freebies we’ve seen in quite some time. Visit their blog to see and download this set of beautiful and custom illustrated desktop backgrounds; all for free. Or, you can do it here. (hee!) Oh! And please feel free to share or pin them too.
So come and dig in. Enjoy!
Tada! Here is a totally ‘pawsome’ set of 5×7 custom made retro dog wall art to download and print. These nifty little black and white dog related quotes were all coined by none other than us here at Sniff Design. However, the ‘You Had Me At Woof’ saying – well someone else beat us to that. None the less we hope you like these as part of our ongoing 10 Days of Giveaways – Celebrating 10 Years of Success party extravaganza.
Go ahead and fetch this here goodie! Oh! And be sure to share this or pin this with all of your ‘furiends’.
• For an extra retro finish, print these out on a grocery paper bag – just like we did!
• Cut the side of the paper bag that does not have fold – this will create a smoother surface for the artwork & for your printer.
• Set your printer to ‘matte’ photo paper option – this will signal to most printers that the paper being used is on the thicker side.
Happy International Puppy Day! In celebration of all things puppy, we though that these 3 puppy themed desktop wallpapers would be great to download to serve as your desktop’s new best friend. These custom digital pet illustrations were found via digital art-gallery.com. Naturally, we favored the doggy themed wallpapers over all of the others.
What’s really neat is that you can decide which exact size you need there within the site and then download the perfect size! Of course you can download them right here. However if you need a specific size for you desktop, smart phone or tablet…go ahead and visit digital art gallery’s site. Enjoy!
Sniff Design loves Downtown Abbey, that’s right we said it. So, you watch Downton Abbey, right? If you don’t, you’re probably living in the woods under a rock on a desert island in a time warp in an alternate universe. And even then if still claim it, you’re probably lying. Everyone is watching this show and we are no exception.
The beautiful period garb, restrained acting, and insane soap-operatic plot lines have us hooked and what’s more, has our two in-house TV hounds locked in as well. And since we also love dogs so much, naturally we had to share this fun and compiled character list of the Downtown Abbey character as dogs, found on dogster’s web site. Like us, they also noticed how much Bates resembles a Basset Hound or how cousin Matthew Crawley’s lovable and adorable character resembles a Golden Retriever. Enjoy!
Our constant quest and thirst for new and fun animal themed tidbits has lead us to another very talented and inspiring illustrator: Michael Fleming. To freely view more of his work, please visit tweedlebop.com/blog.
What we love most about his work, is the richly textured and colorful style he beautifully displays in his work…we are also partial to his pieces whose theme centers around animals and pets. So, if you happen to need a quick get away into a world where texture, color and creativity rule, his blog is a great place to start, sit…and stay.