Pug Sketches

We still have to recap about our exciting weekend meetup with fellow Brooklyn pug Stella, but before we do so, I wanted to see if there would be any interest in a project I felt would be fun to undertake.

If you’ve seen the various posts about the “Sid the Pug” comic book I made last Spring (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), you know that I enjoy drawing in my free time. Of course, since I’m a bit obsessed with Sid, he tends to be one of my frequent subjects.

Here are a few sketches of Sid from December:

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with using watercolors on the ink drawings. I’ve got a small moleskine watercolor sketchbook, so the images themselves are very tiny. I had a pug magazine lying around (who doesn’t?!) and I sketched a few of the pugs that were featured in said magazine. Here’s the results:

So this leads me to my idea for a project: Mini Pug Portraits.

I like to work on a small scale, so I was thinking about doing little ink & watercolor portraits, like the examples above, that would be about 2 or 3 inches square. I’m going to try to see if I can find mini wooden frames for these portraits. If you’d be interested in possibly having your pug’s portrait done in this fashion, please let me know in the comments. If I get enough interest, I’ll put up a post about how to submit your pug’s photo, etc.

P.S. If you’d like to keep up with my various sketches / drawings, here’s a link to my tumblr page: verygoodsir.tumblr.com

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20 Responses to “Pug Sketches”

  1. avatar Socrates Says:

    Hi, Sid’s Brian! Socrates,here! I would love to have you do my portrait. And also, I live in Boreum Hill, and would love to meet Sid one day. (But my Mom’s not a morning person — maybe Sid can help me pressure her to get up and get to Prospect Park one day.)

  2. avatar Socrates Says:

    PS: I just read an interesting article, I think all you pugs will be interested in. It’s about how different breed of dogs see differently. Short-nosed dogs like us see things differently than our long-nosed brothers. Fascinating. See the link below:

    Everyone wonders what it’s like to see the world through the eyes of another creature Now it appears the textbook accounts of how dogs see the world has been wrong It was thought that like humans

  3. avatar Payton Says:

    Hi Brian! Wow, the comic book is great, but we are blown away by the sketches if Sid and the watercolors of the other pugs! Looks like you have completely capture thier personalities. As long as Sid won’t be too jealous, I would be so honored to have my portrait made. I know my mom and dad would cherish it.

  4. avatar Michelle + Myko Says:

    Hello Sids’ dad! My mom and grandma would LOVE to have you paint my portrait, you are very talented so I think you would be able to really capture my pug personality while emphasizing my good looks:)

  5. avatar Mochi Says:

    Hi Brian,
    Those watercolors are so cool. We would like to sign up for the watercolors too.


  6. avatar Meredith & Scarlet Says:

    Paws up! Yes we would.

    Meredith & Scarlet

  7. avatar Lulu! Says:

    Mom and I have been reading your blog for a while and have never commented. We love your watercolors! As a black pug, I know that I can be hard to draw. You did a great job on the black watercolor pug. We would be very interested in a mini portrait of ME!

  8. avatar urban hounds Says:

    Ohh we would be interested for sure. Those pictures are amazing. I love the ink and water color

    Urban Hounds

  9. avatar Suki Says:

    Hi Brian & Sid,
    The comic books are great! You totally captured Sid. Mom would be honored to have one of your drawings of me! Count me in!

    Suki and Mom

  10. avatar Southern Fried Pugs Says:

    So talented! We wonder if you might be interested in drawing something for Pugapalooza to go on t shirts and posters? Our theme is the Puglympics this year. I can send you what we had last year to give you an idea if you’d be interested.

  11. avatar Bellatrix Says:

    bellatrix would like a watercolor portrait….snorts!

  12. avatar Mason Says:

    We’re totally interested as well! Those are great!!

  13. avatar Eddie the Pug Says:

    Count me in for a portrait…and my sis Stella too! So much per I mean pugsonality in those watercolors:)

  14. avatar Brian Says:

    Thank you all for the wonderful comments! I’m so glad you all liked the sketches. With all this interest how could I NOT want to do this – plus I like drawing pugs. 🙂 Anyway, I’m going to look into the small frames like I mentioned and will soon do a post about the pug portrait details once I figure out a plan.

    P.S. Don’t tell Sid about this just yet – he might get a little jealous if he finds out I’m going to be drawing pugs that are not him. I need to find a good way to spin it for him.

  15. avatar Mochi Says:

    Hi Brian,
    I’ve brought small cheap wooden from Ikea before. Love your tumblr site.


  16. avatar Melissa Langer Says:

    hi brian and sid!
    it is so nice to meet you!
    your artwork is fabulous!
    archie and i would love to have you do a watercolor of him!

    you would not even have to frame it for us. 🙂

    melissa & archie

  17. avatar Maddie Says:

    I would love to have Maddie’s portrait done! Can’t wait!

  18. avatar Punchbugpug Says:

    fabulous!!! we’d be very interested!

  19. avatar Bunk Says:

    I am full of myself and would like nothing more than to have a picture of myself painted! Please do let me know if you will be willing to do one for me!!!! THANKS A TON!

  20. avatar Suki Says:

    Hi Brian,
    You can tell Sid, Suki’s picture can be a thank you for his first wings. Hehee, snort.


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