Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The "Bassador"

So, my rendition of a Basset Hound/Labrador hybrid (apparently known as a Bassador) is as such:

This is a kind of dog I've been exposed to, so I knew what to expect when looking it up. Here is a real picture of a Bassador:

I wanted to find a picture where you get a good shot of the normal lab body and the stumpy little basset hound legs.

In my course of searching, I found a list of odd (and normal) dog breed combinations. It was pretty fascinating.

You have the Corgidor (Corgi and Labrador):

the Bostillion (Boston terrier and Papillion):
The St. Wilier (St. Bernard and Rottweiler)
Anyhow, the list goes on and on with many interesting combinations. The list and the images were all found here: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/hybriddogs.htm.

I also suggest to avoid googling "weird dog mixes" in an image search. It ranges from an amusing Photoshop of an eagle head on a regal dog to some deceased animals.

What is the point of this post? I don't know. It has been more interesting looking at cute and unusual dogs than doing work ever could have been, though official records should state I'm doing database entry. At any rate, at least I'm not playing with fire.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Meetings ALL OVER

Haha, so much for following up with my previous post. I'll draw that dog some day. I don't really have time for much today, but I did attend a meeting, and I thought I'd show you what an integral role I play in these meetings.

Yes, clearly, the meeting could not have gone on as it should without my crab fight or tree monster!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I like dogs too

I decided I have put many-a-cat on the blog, so I'd go for dogs. I suppose I'm no better or worse at drawing dogs or cats. I know a couple of amusing dogs that are a mix of... unusual breeds. I wonder how different the breeds can be for a dog to still produce puppies. Can ANY dog breed with any other? Could you breed a miniature poodle with a doberman? I mean, even letting the physical logistics of such a match slide, could you do it via artificial insemination? I don't know. I've never really looked into it. I don't really want to.

I started freehand drawing a dog. It looked fine as a generic cartoon post regarding dogs, but it didn't have enough of the breed specifics to postulate what an offspring of the two might looks like.

Yep, that's a dog, it would probably produce a similar generic dog. I'll try for a breed mix I've seen before that produces interesting results.

On this one I looked up Basset Hounds on google and used those images as a guide. I highly suggest you look up pictures of basset hounds running. It's very funny. Most of them have a pleading expression on their face. ADORABLE. Anyway, basset hound's partner in this case is (drum roll)

Yes. A chocolate lab. The loyal and fun-loving (albeit a little... slow) breed that is known the world over.

Since my workday is coming to a close, I'll have to leave it until later what the combination of these two puppies might look like. But a basset hound/lab mix is a very cute/strange dog to behold. Trust me.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Why I haven't posted in a while

So I figured the best way to explain my lack of posts is with a picture. I think the following picture fully, if not overwhelmingly, explains why this lovely blog has been so vacant.


I guess I could stand to be a little more descriptive...

A cat with fangs, sitting in a pile of green ooze, with an arrow through his head. For good measure, let's add some super sweet flames to the mix.

Everything's a little more meaningful and potent when it's on fire.

Though I think the fat cat is a pretty good image of how I've been feeling, in layman's terms, I've just been uninspired and overworked. Nothing terrible is going on or anything, but you know, work sucks, because it's work. Also, believe it or not... there are only so many terrible MS Paint pictures of cats I can draw!

I think I have a few more in me though.

Yeah, I'm really tired of working today, if that wasn't pretty clear. Here's some fire for good measure.

As a sidenote, if my work ever actually burns down, I think I have enough fire-related-ranting to be a big suspect. I promise, all fire is regulated to drawing only.... and maybe threatening my computer with it... occasionally.