Sunday, 17 June 2012

Not a hot dog...

So, this is week 2 of Kristin's Summer of Colour and the ice cream inspiration this week is mint choc chip.  Funny enough, even before I stopped eating dairy, I was never a huge lover of ice cream. Don't get me wrong, if someone produced a 99 (otherwise known as a whippy vanilla ice cream in a cone with a chocolate flake and strawberry sauce dripping down it) I would certainly have eaten it but, if I was in the mood for junk food, it never would've occurred to me to sit with a tub of ice cream à la Bridget Jones and shovelled my way through it - I'm more of a savoury fan so my downfall would be family size bags of potato crisps!

Anyway, that's all completely irrelevant as this is about art and I can still get inspired by the colours of ice cream so following on from last week's Dog of Zen, I've stayed with the doggy theme (I suspect there will be animals of some description featuring all summer) and so because it's based on ice cream which is cold, this is not a hot dog!

dachshund dog in ink and watercolour doodle dog zentangles
Not a Hot Dog - Indian ink and watercolour doodle dog

Here he is before the colour:

Not a hot dog without the dressing!

I'm linking to Summer of Colour and *shameless plug* if you like any of my wee doodle dogs you can buy prints and greeting cards of them over at Fine Art America!

35 comments:

  1. The dog is AMAZING!!! Surely you could sell him as some sort of design - There is something about him!
    I like him both with and without the colour :0)

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  2. I love these doggies you're making for the challenge. :) I'm not the Brigitte Jones kind of lover of ice cream either but I do love it when we go out. Other people have coffee I have ice cream.:)) And I found a nice place where all their fruit flavored ice cream is dairy and gluten free. It's awesome! :)

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  3. great way to use doodle patterns and I'm now off to colour in some of mine - yours have really inspired me

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  4. OMG I LOVE IT! I am pattern lover and I add them to animals too. This is gorgeous!!!

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  5. Pure bloody genius, Nicola :0)) There has got to a future in these designs, they're far too good for one offs. Just love 'em!!

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  6. So cute, I think you are definitely onto a winner with these pictures.
    x x x

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  7. WOWWW. Nicola, this dog is sent from heaven! Gorgeous intricate doodle marries gorgeous minty green hues :). Hugs.

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  8. Oh I LOVE icea cream (and it's going to be a real problem with my plans of doing without some things in my diet, among them cow milk), and mint, with or without chocolate chip, is my favourite! I absolutely adore your dog! The patterns are just amazing. You really got a talent for this!

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  9. Love the innocence in his eyes...adorable!

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  10. I love all the colors and textures that make this versatile furry baby. I spent more than a few minutes staring at his eyes, trying to see the "images" in his pupils.

    It's funny that you mention your dislike of ice cream, my first thought when I saw this week's theme was, "Yuck, I really don't like chocolate mint. But yum! I love the colors." ;-)

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  11. The zen dogs of yours are pure brilliance. Love them!!

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  12. I saw this SOC page & I was amazed...love your work...details...terrific work:)

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  13. This one is gorgeous, and my daughter is savoury the whole way also, though we have this brand of vegan coconut ice cream that she loves... have to say I didn't think you would top last week's submission because it was just so gorgeous, but this one is even better... if you don't go mad from all those patterns by the end these are going to be insanely amazing...xx

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  14. As I said on FB, he is a very COOL dog! Love him and all his cute patterns :o)

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  15. This is phenomenal. I like it even better than last week's piece. His eyes are sooooo sweet. How long did it take to do all that detail work?? And I love that he's not a HOT DOG. tee hee hee!

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  16. Gosh...loving this so so so much...we had a sausage dog as a kid....great work...yeah...i am not a huge ice cream fan but chippies as well for me...lol...xxx

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  17. This is one fun dog!!! I too don't eat ice cream often (dairy and I don't get along) but I love sorbets on a hot day!

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  18. So Cool! Zentangle makes me crazy but yours is wonderful!

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  19. He is stunning - I love him with and without colour, but I think the minty choc colour combination works so very well. Beautiful work.

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  20. Really he is AMAZING!

    I love him :)

    Karen

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  21. Oh my gosh this is amazing!!!

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  22. OH I love your palette! And those eyes again...just amazing!

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  23. He is sensational before and after the color.

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  24. Wow - amazing. I'll be pointing my Doxie crazy family and friend your way - they'd love it...

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  25. Love him.. you did another fantastic job on this one... love the tangling on him...
    xx

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  26. Oh, he is absolutely adorable!

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  27. Absolutely Amazing!.. fabulous doodles!.. love it!

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  28. I totally LOVE your doodle dogs! Very zen! Glad i helped inspire you, they are really great!

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  29. you know, I am going to have to buy a print! This is adorable and I know the perfect person to give this too! Woot!

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  30. Thanks to everyone for such great comments, i'm really enjoying doing these doodledogs!

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