Artist's description:

Inspired by the Nude Maja and Clothed Maja from one of my favourite painters, Francisco de Goya, I drew "Dog with a top hat" and "Sleepy Dog".

The top hat makes the drawing funny but also inspiring. In spite of looking dozy, it has a sight that catches your eye and seems like it follows you when you look from different angles.

In Spain they often refer to people as an 'Old Dog' when they have lived lots of experiences and they know a lot about life. Some people see that reflected in this drawing. An old but wise dog, who has lived a lot already.

As you can see, the dog is in a relaxed posture lying over its reflection, very calm. Besides, I wanted it to be involved in a lovely and tender atmosphere, waiting for a caress.

Materials used:

pastel pencil, pastel and tempera

Dog with top hat (2015)


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Rocxis Ortiz

United Kingdom

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