Monday, March 8, 2010

Low-down Dirty Dog and a Doodle

Guest Artist Ron Mazellan's Challenge:
Make an illustration based on a family motto or family saying.

My Response:
The Suck-Egg Dog

I couldn't think of any good sayings to go with my childhood except "It's kind of like a bucket of sand" (Mom's attempt to explain by creative analogy why she wouldn't let my sister go somewhere; it didn't make sense then either), which seemed too difficult to interpret, so I went with a saying from my Mom's youth, namely, "suck-egg dog!" This evidently was a base insult back in the day, but its meaning and origins are forgotten, so I felt free to devise my own interpretation: a punk bulldog, sucking eggs malevolently. (Well, smooching them, more like. I should maybe fix that.)

Also, Because I Am Proud of It:
Sketch with Ball-point Pen