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 thoughts on “Dog

  1. 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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  2. 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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      1. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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