All posts tagged: dogs

Monkey, Bearshark, & Vespa Dog Illustrations

To recap on some of my #artoftheday photo posts on Instagram, here are a trio of cute, whimsical animal illustrations. First I blue-lined them and inked them, then I colored them in using copic markers. Bear Shark Surfing Monkey Chocolate Banana Split Beagle on a Blue Vespa To follow my #artoftheday posts, you can follow […]


Drawing Dog Portraits… It’s my JOB

So, I was at this Dog Adoption event with Steve to help out his mom Sue find some of her rescued dogs a home along with another dog rescue. And well, I wouldn’t say I’m necessarily used to being around kids, but they definitely do say the darnedest things. As soon as I started drawing dog […]


Sue’s Cartoon Puppy Pet Portraits

As promised, here’s my Puppy Pet Portrait Portfolio! (Say that three times fast!) Actually, I have more pet portraits to add to this portfolio from the Howl-O-Weenie event. But! You’ll have to wait to see those later, these doggies are extra special because they all belong to Sue, Steve’s Mom. Sue basically runs an unofficial non-profit shelter […]


Howl-O-Weenie Pet Portraits

I wanted to share with you guys more than just the “On the Spot” Doggie Doodles from Howl-O-Weenie, so here are some of my Pet Portraits! And don’t forget, you can order your own pet portraits if you email me at!   Moe was the first one to get a portrait done. I just […]

Had a Blast at Howl-O-Weenie 2014!

DREAM’s Howl-O-Weenie 2014 was a great success! I met some wonderful dog lovers, saw the most adorable costumes on their dachshunds, AND I got to draw cute little doggies all day- BONUS! I’ve been drawing cartoon illustrations for years, but this was my first time doing a show just for pet portraits. I’m so grateful […]

Meet Nikki at DREAM’s Howl-O-Weenie 2014

I’m super excited to announce the event I’ll be at this weekend, DREAM’s (Dachshund Rescue, Education, Awareness, and Mentoring) Howl-O-Weenie 2014! Isn’t that name just too adorable? The event is kind of a big deal, last year Howl-O-Weenie hosted over 2000 people and 900 dogs! There’ll be tons of cute little contests for your dachshund […]