On the face of it having a dog painted with a human body might sound exceedingly strange. However anthropomorphism (the attribution of human characteristics to an animal) is very popular! In fact we probably paint more dog heads onto human bodies than classic dog portraits.
I love this dog portrait of this beautiful black Labrador painted in military uniform. Having a dog painted in military uniform is in fact our most popular type of uniform that we’re asked to paint. When asked, the foremost reason for dog owners to choose a military uniform is that it depicts the personality of their dog, ie The boss, the one in charge and of course it’s a spot of fun. To get a quote please contact us or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This dog portrait is just brilliant! As you can see having your dog painted in a suit looks amazing, natural and extremely life-like. You can imagine this dog having this human body and with the dark painted background it adds a certain gravitas. This dog portrait for me is the epitome of anthropomorphism. It really looks just so real. To get a quote please contact us or email: email@example.com
As a bit of fun some dog owners like to have their dog painted as their favourite character from a book or television programme. In this particular case, this dog was actually called Watson and so his owner wanted a ‘dog head human body’ portrait to reflect his namesake. Without a doubt he looks fantastic as Dr. Watson! Take a look below to see the photograph that this portrait was based upon.
Lizzie the Cocker Spaniel here is painted as Queen Elizabeth II. Again the owner liked the fact that as her dog was called Elizabeth (Lizzie) who better to get her dog painted as, as one of the most famous Elizabeth’s in the world. To get a quote please contact us or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a classic ‘dog head human body’ portrait and very suitable for the female dog. Very traditional and dignified and would look spectacular in a period property. To see more examples please see the Dogs in Uniform Page. To get a quote please contact us or email: email@example.com
If you look through our Dogs in uniform page the most popular uniform/costume we are asked to paint is The Count of Monte Cristo. In fact we have so many dogs painted as The Count that we haven’t even put all of them on the Dog Artists website. The count of Monte Cristo was a French novel by Alexandre Dumas and is about a man who was falsely imprisoned, who then escapes from jail, acquires a fortune, and sets about exacting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, I think the reason why we are asked to paint this type of dog portrait so many times is that it just looks so good. The dogs painted with this human body look gentlemanly and distinguished and therefore may suit the personality of a lot of dogs.
Well I hope these 6 examples have given you inspiration on how you could commission your dog’s portrait. If you have any questions please do leave a comment below or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Superb oil portrait of Coco
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