We’ve just completed an epic roadtrip for Dogs Trust where we painted 12 walls in 12 cities in 12 days for their annual ‘A dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ campaign. Each day had a different dog and featured a real (and entirely ridiculous) reason that a dog had been handed in to one of their rehoming centres.
We started off in London and then had to pack up the van and hit the road for 12 fun filled days hitting a new city each day and then moving straight on. We usually started about 9 and then had to be finished by 2 as they’d bring along a dog from the nearby rehoming centre to get some photo’s in order to try and get some publicity for the campaign and spread the word about responsible dog ownership.
I think my favourite dogs are the collie from London, the playful puppy from Glasgow and our final wall in Brighton that features a pug who was handed in as he kept chasing frogs. Who could possibly hand a pug in for that? Remember kids ‘a dog is for life, not just for Christmas’…
Manchester (with staffy pup Tinchy)
From time to time we all wonder who we can trust and who we can’t and this guy is caught in the middle of such a dilemma. As you can see though he’s erring on the side of trusting no one and that’s hardly surprising considering that he just caught his girlfriend in bed with another man and woman in what most would call a ménage à trois or, more specifically, a ‘369’.
To say he was a little upset is quite an understatement as he and his now ex were meant to be seeing his parents for the first time a few days later for brunch. After finding his now ex in such a compromising position he decided to scream some obscenities at all of them (which i can’t repeat here) and get the hell out of Dodge. This is where we came in as he turned up on the door of our studio with a bottle of vodka and a ton of beers in hand. Although it was only 10 in the morning at this point we decided the only course of action was to help him drown his sorrows. Half way through this monumental piss up we asked if we could paint him and to our surprise he said yes. Now i know he doesn’t look that sad in the picture but by this time we’d already been back to the shop twice to pick up more booze and had pretty much forgotten why we were all there drinking anyway.
Title: Trust Issues
Materials: Acrylic, paint pen, spray paint and charcoal
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This picture is a sketch of an idea that is still in the making so i can’t give any more away. Trust me though it says the same all the way through!!
It is A2 in size and is made using the magic of acrylic paint, marker pen, pastel and coloured pencil . Signed on reverse.
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