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The Dying Dog

April 4, 2011
By BillHeLi, oakland gardens, New York
BillHeLi, Oakland Gardens, New York
0 articles 10 photos 3 comments

The work is a pastel portrait (15in x 20in) of the last moment of my friend's dying dog. I endeavour to capture the memory and everlasting emotion with art.

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This art has 9 comments.

on Jan. 16 2012 at 7:06 pm
callie15 BRONZE, North Plains, Oregon
3 articles 21 photos 424 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?"
-Chuang Tzu

"No man with a good car needs to be justified!"
-Wise Blood

I don't really like dogs (sorry majority of America, I'm a cat person), but this is really touching. The amount of detail that you put in this is astonding. Makes me want to hang it up in a little boy's bedroom :)

on Oct. 14 2011 at 9:08 pm
mmariiissolll, Butler, New Jersey
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this is amazing. I love how you based it on your friends dying dog. 

on Sep. 24 2011 at 1:25 pm
Savannalore SILVER, North Branch, South Dakota
9 articles 17 photos 121 comments

Favorite Quote:
Art is all about mistakes and knowing which ones to keep.

Great work, it's very difficult to make fur look real,  but you did. I can sympathize with the dog's death, my own black lab died a couple months ago and I miss her every day, so this piece really spoke to me. I love it. 5 stars.

Randamu said...
on Sep. 15 2011 at 4:34 pm
Randamu, Helendale, California
0 articles 3 photos 795 comments

Favorite Quote:
"For God so loved the world (you) that He gave His only begotten Son (Jesus), that whoever believes in Him should not perish (in Hell) but have everlasting life (in Heaven)." -John 3:16

awwwwwwwww..... It's very sweet and very sad at the same time :'(   5 stars

on Jul. 18 2011 at 10:28 am
Tongue_Blep PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
40 articles 1 photo 769 comments
very beautiful! and I'm sorry ofr ur friend! My the dogs rest in peace! :) U have talent! great job and keep drawing! :)(:

on Jul. 12 2011 at 12:30 pm
redhairCat PLATINUM, Pebble Beach, California
47 articles 20 photos 411 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can do anything!"

What a beautiful pastel!

on May. 26 2011 at 12:42 pm
WithEyesWideOpen BRONZE, Wayne, Pennsylvania
2 articles 22 photos 240 comments

Favorite Quote:
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.

that is so sad, but you captured a very great moment. this is so beautiful(: you have a gift, not just in the hands, but also in the mind.

on May. 20 2011 at 8:02 pm
Robert Thompson BRONZE, Cadillac, Michigan
2 articles 0 photos 21 comments
This shows true skill, the texture itself is amazing, and it looks like photograph then a pastel drawing.

Fawny PLATINUM said...
on May. 11 2011 at 5:06 pm
Fawny PLATINUM, Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Favorite Quote:
Love is a gift that must be cared for and cherished- Daniel Radcliffe
Life goes on- Tupac Shakur

this is a very talented picture, and you can definitely tell it took talent to make. i love how the dogs are showing affection, for who can show more affection than dogs?? the whole aesthetic value is incredible. congratulations!!!