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Freelance Animal Illustrator, Children's Book Illustrator, & More

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CAP'N JACK, AMERICAN PITBULL - Classic dog with a top-notch temperament!
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Animal Illustration
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Over 30 days ago

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Tamara-Lynn Palmquist - Over 30 days ago
This is awesome!! Great job, I love how he's marked. O:)
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
Tamara-Lynn, thank you so much! As soon as I saw the photo, the marking around the eyes somehow captivated me; I just knew the fella had to be put on paper! :-))
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
Now, he's got character :)
Tamara-Lynn Palmquist - Over 30 days ago
O:)
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
Indeed he has Cirrelia! Thanks so much as always for your appraisal! :-)
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
Is he one of your pets?
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
No, my big old boy is a German Shepherd - he's in my portfolio on a couple of occasions...his name is Bosher...
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
I see...Yes, you told me that this one is Janet's...He is simply precious :)
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Brilliant Davey, and yes I am prejudiced, you did a spectacular job on my precious Jack!!! The eye in the brown spot is blue and the one on white is golden brown. You really captivated his intense personality, guess you are going to have to wait and see what I come up with for you!!!! thank you so much dear friend!
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
An absolute pleasure, young Jannie Babe! :-)))
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
Yes, David sure did an awesome job...Jack's personality comes straight through! :)
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
Thanks so much, Cirrelia. Your kind words make it all worthwhile (not that producing artwork ISN'T anyway; just adds an extra"something"...) Have a great day, my friend :-)
Author/Illustrator, Tosh Baker - Over 30 days ago
OMG!!!! AWESOME JOB!!! Love the expression you captured. Wow extremely gooooood.
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
Thanks Tosh! The fella has gone down a storm!!! :-)
Tiffany Thornton - Over 30 days ago
Quite possibly my favorite thus far....maybe because I adore the breed but more so because it has such amazing output. Dave, you are very good! Tiff ***
Tiffany Thornton - Over 30 days ago
And, one more thing....I find eyes and noses so difficult....but you nailed it!
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
David caught his spirit perfectly!! :)
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Daveys the bestest!!!! Thanks so much again! XoxOxOxoX
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
Thanks for that Tiff. There is something about a dog's nose (and the eyes) that I find fascinating to draw. Glad I hit the mark!!! ;-)
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
Thanks again for the appreciation Cirrelia - you know how I value it! :-)
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
Hey Jannie Babe! Hope all is good, and thanks for that! So glad you liked the finished piece!!! XoxoXoxoX
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Just thundering away Davey Baby, about to seal a bid of book illos. I love the drawing you did of Jack and shall cherish it always, you are the bestest and I am fortunate for your friendship! PL&Hugs
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
Wow! It's great that you're about to seal another book deal! How wise the recipient is to hire you!!! As for the Cap'n - you are most welcome! (Have yet to mail it to you as I wanted to show it my Dad beforehand; he's over from New Zealand, and staying with me for a month. It will be in the post from tomorrow!!!) And as it goes, YOU are the bestest!!! lol ;-)))
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
That is wonderful your Father is coming for a visit! Mine passed in the 90's and I miss him greatly, enjoy your time with him! Hey, lets all meet in New Zealand and bust in on your Daddy, I've always wanted to go there! Lol
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
Wahaaaaaaaay!!! Let's do it! Watch out, New Zealand...the crazies are on their way!!! lol :-D
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Hahahaha, crazies like in OP??? lol, they might not let us leave they would dig us so much.....I heard you had to be under 35 to move there? They don't want all the retired people there doing nothing, lol
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
Naw! We'd be the GOOD crazies...and HOW they'd dig us! Hadn't heard the under 35 thing - but the strictness of gettting into the country is legandary...and fair play to them, they have it spot-on! As for you ands I - we'll NEVER retire!!! ;-))) lol
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
You got that one right Davey Baby.......SCORE!!!!
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
WAHAAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!! You betcha, Jannie Bab!! :-)))
Author/Illustrator, Tosh Baker - Over 30 days ago
He is a cutie pie ;o) and sure to be Churches' bud ;o) Great job again David.
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
Thanks so much, Tosh! I bet the two of them would be great pals!!! (Sadly, big ol' Bosher wouldn't be able to be included - y'know what a brute he is!!! ;-)))
Tracy Hazen - Over 30 days ago
Wow!
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
I'll take that WOW as I hope it was intended, Tracy - and I'll thank ya kindly!!! ;-)))
Monica Di Bisceglie - Over 30 days ago
just beautiful!
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
Aw tanks so much - the Cap'n really IS a cracker!!! :-)
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Hey there Capt Jacko and Admiral Sprokett! hehehe hi ;-)
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
Hahahaaaa...Cap'n ad the admiral...I like it!!! ;-)))
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Hahahaha, yaha, your chums would get a big thunderous laughter out of that I bet!
David Shepherd - Over 30 days ago
Or maybe they would tease me out of hand...heheheeee :-)
Janet Bradley - Over 30 days ago
Weeeee yippee, wish to see that!
Collaberation in progress - Over 30 days ago
Charming Work David.