The Dying Dog

April 4, 2011
By BillHeLi, oakland gardens, New York
BillHeLi, Oakland Gardens, New York
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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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on Jan. 16 2012 at 7:06 pm
callie15 BRONZE, North Plains, Oregon
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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
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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
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awwwwwwwww..... It's very sweet and very sad at the same time :'(   5 stars

on Jul. 18 2011 at 10:28 am
Free_One PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
40 articles 1 photo 773 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am not invincible or unstoppable, but I stay strong because it is the only way to survive in this world."

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 242 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
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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!!!


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