It’s that time of the week again, when I present one of my not-very-good doodles, which my almost-two-year-old daughter has subsequently embellished with her washable felt tips, and then I pretend it’s art. But the collaboration doesn’t end there, because by far the best bit of these posts for the last two weeks has been the comments section, as people try to out-do each other with their own interpretations of the ‘work’. So, no pressure people, but if the comments section isn’t full of more pretentious nonsense this week then I’m going to look like a bit of a fool.

Last week we offered you ‘Cat‘, a disturbing, visceral, yet poignant piece that, in many ways, presented a pessimistic view of the world.

This week, Little Proclaims has opted for a lighter more playful tone and, in many ways, a direct contrast to ‘Cat’ but just as one cannot have the light without the dark, so too we cannot have ‘Cat’ without ‘Dog’.

So here is ‘Dog’


  28 comments for “Dog

  1. July 2, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Among a variety of artistic merits, the overlay of the letter ‘R’ (standing no doubt for ‘ruff ruff’) all subliminal-like is subtlely clever.

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    • July 2, 2020 at 1:43 pm

      Hadn’t seen the ‘R’ but it’s definitely there. Interestingly none of her initials are ‘R’, which is perhaps relevant…

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  2. July 2, 2020 at 10:17 am

    On the face of it, the slightly cartoonish canine presented to the trusting viewer via the dashes of tan, the sky sparely depicted by the blue feels warm and welcoming. Then the eye is drawn to the cerise streaked across the snout of rabid Rover. This realisation fills one to the marrow with a bone gnawing dread. Its almost Blakeian in its unsettling beastliness. Another horror unleashed!

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    • July 2, 2020 at 1:44 pm

      I hadn’t seen this darker interpretation, but you’re right and now I can’t un-see it…

      Liked by 2 people

  3. July 2, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    What he said. ☝️

    Liked by 2 people

  4. July 2, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Again – it’s the eyes. Mona Rover.

    Liked by 3 people

    • July 2, 2020 at 1:49 pm

      Funnily enough the Louvre has been in touch…

      Liked by 1 person

      • July 2, 2020 at 1:53 pm

        I’m not the least bit surprised. With the Internet, word gets out quickly.

        Liked by 2 people

  5. Scribblans
    July 2, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    I find myself appreciating the more abstracted style of Little Proclaims. The dynamism of the lines show such joyous emotion, I can almost hear the giggling and her demanding ‘Again,’ (or ‘Nouveau’), as soon as each work is completed.

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    • July 2, 2020 at 2:16 pm

      Her preferred terminology is ‘recommence’, which I hear several times a day.
      Every day.

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      • Scribblans
        July 2, 2020 at 2:36 pm

        They learn by repetition at that age. Which is probably why she’ll soon be able to slap her forehead and say ‘For gods sake, aren’t you tired yet?’

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  6. July 2, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Surely Little Proclaims is a political cartoonist? That’s Boris Johnson, right?

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    • July 2, 2020 at 2:25 pm

      I drew that bit (although I’ll admit it’s Little Proclaims efforts that really bring it to life). It’s possible that Boris was on my mind at the time…

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      • July 2, 2020 at 3:17 pm

        Difficult to shift him at present…

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  7. July 2, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    I’m getting grapefruit and elderflower, with a distinct hint of ethanol and fruity on the nose, a bouquet, perhaps, inferring a more delicate grape than is usual…oh, I’m sorry, wrong pretentious crap.

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  8. July 2, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    I’m sorry I have nothing to add, I’m unwell, feeling really ruff!

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  9. July 2, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Erm… I’m not sure. Is it a dog?

    Liked by 2 people

  10. July 3, 2020 at 12:13 am

    Well, as I think I’ve said before or maybe I meant to say, I really know nothing of art, but I do know what I like and I like it.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. July 3, 2020 at 6:03 am

    The figure is depicted in a disconcerting confrontational manner, appearing slightly menacing with the disjointed canine head. The radical primitivism evoked in this drawing liberates an utterly original artistic style of compelling, even savage force.

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    • July 3, 2020 at 8:32 am

      It was an outstanding level of pretentious criticism all round this week, but I think you might just have taken the gold medal for that.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. July 3, 2020 at 8:19 am

    You had me at ‘disconcerting’.

    Liked by 1 person

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