Monday, March 22, 2010

Illustration Friday: Expired



Quick illo of my new greyhound, Beatrix. Please note that for the many greyhounds that are rescued there are many more that are 'expired'. It's a sad state of human affairs when animals are exploited for money , and once they are of no use (can not make any money for their owners) they are gotten rid of. The same is true of the horse racing industry. As long as animals are commodified it will continue, sad to say.
I got Beatrix from the same wonderful rescue organization, Grateful Greyhounds, that rescued my first greyhound, Georgia.

19 comments:

Jen Appel said...

So true!

Love your illo - so simple and sweet. Beautiful!

FHNavarro said...

Great pic. I love the colors and lines!!

Cheers!!

Isabelle said...

Superbe illustration, and very true, greyhound are amazing dogs and need to find good homes after their racing life is over. :) Beautiful illo, and great looking dog!

debbie said...

she's very sweet and you portrait is wonderful! you're both lucky girls!

Rui Sousa said...

Marvellous work! It´s really lovely and well done!
Congratulations.

Regards

The Temporary
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Louise Taylor said...

a lovely and poignant interpretation. my family too rescued an 'expired' racing greyhound. all she wanted was love!

Gina Perry said...

A heartbreaking and lovely piece Sheree. Beautiful linework, and what a perfect (and educational) expression of the theme.

happychinchilla said...

Beautiful Beatrix.
Beautiful illo too, the colors are so subtle and calming, she looks very happy.

FHNavarro said...

Beautiful!! I love the lines and colors!!

Cheers!!

Moira Millman said...

lovely illustration, such sensitive linework and great sentiment too :)

konvalia said...

really lovely:)!!!
You're welcome to see my entry as well:)
cheers,
Kasia

Sally Taylor said...

cute illo!! (from a fellow greyhound enthusiast)

Roger Simó said...

Hi Sheree! As I told you, finally I have the photos of my greyhound in my blog.

By the way, what a beautiful illo! I love it, it's so delicate...

justdoodleit said...

Lovely sketch.

Sarah Wade said...

A lovely delicate illustration

jensdesign772 said...

This is such a lovely illustration. I love the color and line work!

theartofpuro said...

So true!What a great thing to rescue them!The illo is fantastic!

FRANK M HANSEN said...

Really nice peace illo. Like the line and water color work.

R.Dress said...

I love the calmness in this illustration. There is something so special about a sleeping dog.