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Alphabet Dogs by Wolfdog Alphabet Dogs by Wolfdog
This is the finished product of all those polls I got you to vote on back in February, hurrah!
I know it isn't perfect, but I can't change it any further as it is set in paint. The Lhasa Apso keeps annoying me. Should be further up!
Ok, and I know this isn't all in strict alphabetical order. I had to tweak it around to make the composition better. Please don’t tell me that a certain dog has the wrong colours or is the wrong size. These are all real colours, and there are certain size variations within breeds. I was going on a more comparative aspect. Look at the Yorkie versus the Wolfhound!
There are no cropped ears or docked tails either. Oh yes, Rotties do have tails, and Great Dane's ears really are floppy! So no bitchin’ about that >: (
And yes, not all of the portrait dogs are brown. It’s one of those old monochrome photo effects.
Also by happy coincidence, my 3 dogs have ended up next to each other. Ok, so I have a brindled lurcher not a Hungarian greyhound, but it still looks good. The others are a scottie and a westie (now deceased)
I used photo refs, from breed books and the net. How could I not? O_o
The size of this is 50cmx25cm. The Yorkie is 1.5cm tall!

Anyway, I shut up now! Enjoy!

~watercolour and HB pencil


Main Alphabet (voted for): Afghan, Beagle, Corgi (cardigan), Dalmatian, Elkhound (Norwegian), Foxhound, German Shepherd, Hellenic Sheepdog, Irish Wolfhound, Jack Russell Terrier, Komondor, Labrador Retriever, Mastiff, Newfoundland, Old English Sheepdog, Pharaoh Hound, Queensland Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog), Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, Thai Ridgeback, Ungarischer Windhund (Hungarian Greyhound, Magyar Agar), Vizla, Weimaraner, Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican Hairless Dog), Yorkshire Terrier, Zwergpinscher (Miniature Pinscher, Minpin)

Others (portraits of breeds I chose/came second - Sort of scattered around close to their conterpart letter): Airedale Terrier, Border Collie, Collie, Dachshund, English Setter, Fox Terrier, Great Dane, Havanese, Irish Setter, Japanese Spitz, Keeshond, Lhasa Apso, Maremma sheepdog, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Otterhound, Poodle, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Scottish Terrier, Tibetan Spaniel, Victorian Bulldog, West Highland White Terrier.
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:iconrynwolf:
RynWolf Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
lol i thought the komondor was a puli at first! XD
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drose444 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute
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Inugami-Kun Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
RedBlueWolf: Wow this is really cool! X3
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Shadow-Girl-Jen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
amazing job:wow: this looks like it took ages, the composition is amazing aswell, and to those who are bitching about the minor details are jealous or mentally disabled, this is a great piece all in all. lol rotties do look funny with tails i remember when we first got our tailed rott:XD:
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Alysva Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a hard work...! Really AMAZING!) I tike it sooo much, great)
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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RadFarOutStarla Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Student Photographer
Its really amazing! great job!
This is giving me inspiration to do something simliar.
:]

i'm speachless as of now.
:p


--tai
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thanks! Good luck with your own project if you decide to do it :)
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xXxVanillaxXx Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
You're ahhhhmazing.
I can't believe how perfect those are!
Great Job!
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007   Traditional Artist
:blush: Awwwh :3
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:iconxxxvanillaxxx:
xXxVanillaxXx Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
C:
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:iconpawkeye:
Pawkeye Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
AMAZING WORK!!!! :love:
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007   Traditional Artist
:3 Thanks!
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Ria-Toll-Sibe-Pit Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
Amazing! :favs:
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007   Traditional Artist
:blush: Thank you!
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liquidonyx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
This is a great image, all the dogs are so beautifully drawn/painted. I especially like a Rottie, they look so much nicer with a tail (although I've only ever seen one with a tail). Tail docking is gonna be banned this April where I live, so hopefully I'll soon be seeing many more.
I also adore the Wolfhound :)
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! I agree, they look so much nicer with a tail (but it isn't as "macho", or they "don't look like rottweilers is they have a long tail" grr)
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jackedapple Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
Whooohooo Keeshonden Rock.
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006   Traditional Artist
:D Thanks!
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TheDuckdog Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
Very sweet!
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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chaifox Featured By Owner May 19, 2006
hooooray for the keeshond!!!!! *hugs you to death* thank you thank you
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner May 25, 2006   Traditional Artist
XD I take it ou like Keeshonds :lmao:
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MoonDoggie613 Featured By Owner May 11, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww^^ This is amazing! I love all the dogs, especially the JRT :3 All of the dogs are so well-done. And I really love how none of them have cropped ears or docked tails! Again, this is so amazing! You did a great job :)
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner May 14, 2006   Traditional Artist
Yes! Someone that agrees! I made it a point to have all of them with their natural ears and tails. Did you know some people don't think rotties have tails???
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ZebraRaine Featured By Owner May 11, 2006
Aww, so many cute dogs! I used to be into dogs a lot (had all kinds of breed statistics memorized and stuff), but it's been forever since I've even heard anybody mention the Rhodesian Ridgeback. They're such beautiful dogs, too! :heart:

Great job! I'll bet it took forever!
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner May 14, 2006   Traditional Artist
I used to know a Ridgeback that bowled me over as a kid :XD:
But I was exactly like that when I was younger, dog breed fanatic, used to draw them all the time. So this was sorta nostalgic for me
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Stray-Sketches Featured By Owner May 10, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!
O.O
*faints*
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner May 14, 2006   Traditional Artist
*prods*
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Stray-Sketches Featured By Owner May 15, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*hugs* for the comment
(cute icon, by the way! ^.^)
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner May 25, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks! =teepoo made it for me :)
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zefie-chan Featured By Owner May 8, 2006   Photographer
WOW! :+fav: I especially love the greyhound, pharoah hound and siberian husky...also the border collie portrait!
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner May 14, 2006   Traditional Artist
Thanks, I really like the husky and the greyhound too. The collie was so hard to do, I think it must be their expression, it took me so long to get it right!
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zefie-chan Featured By Owner May 14, 2006   Photographer
Yeah, they do have a real collie expression...something about the way they kind of stare!
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Sacred-Chronicles Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2006
And now I have to go and get myself a Dog breed book, or something ^^ cus their is a few dogs here that I've never heard of like Pharaoh Hound. I mean how cool does that sound XD :lol:
Megan, one can see that you've went through a great deal to do this, and I think all dogs should be honoured, especially those who are part of this picture. I mean this is like a drawn shrine for all dog lovers. ^^ heh heh
Really gorgeous, magnificent, awe inspiring, and just down right a master piece. Its just amazing to know our world is so filled with so many diffrent dog species. And these are just a few of them O.o
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2006   Traditional Artist
Pharoah hounds are the coolest! A really old breed of dog!
This was a lot of effort, and i tried to get each dog to look like its breed, which was hard, so I am glad that you think it's a good tribute :)
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Sacred-Chronicles Featured By Owner May 6, 2006
They sound entersting, or maybe its cus I love Egypt history, and I just like the Pharoah in the name, I'll have to go check them out nonetheless.

Oh yes It is indeed
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elliaana Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006
Oh ... just wow!!!!! That's amazing!!! I love them all! They are all so adorable!!! Now you have just given me like ... HUGE INSPIRATION!!! Wow ... just still sitting here in amazement. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006   Traditional Artist
:XD: Woo! You gonna go draw doggies now?
I'm very glad that you like it
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elliaana Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2006
I might indeed ... I'll need to get some good references first methinks ... otherwise I won't know where to start. I think it's time for a bit of googling!! ^^
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2006   Traditional Artist
[link]
this is where I got most of my info from eheh
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elliaana Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2006
ooh, thank you very very much! I'll keep that link for now, as I'm currently engrossed in something else creative (it should hopefully appear on my account soon. I'm so proud of thinking it up!! ^^), but I think that it will be extremely helpful. So again, thank you very very much!!
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006   Traditional Artist
You're welcome, anytime.
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JaneyPoos Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
Very nice the Megan. Very nice indeed! :)
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006   Traditional Artist
:D Why thank ye the Jane!
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winterdark Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
Behind the scenes art xD
All those crazy polls...hehe
Looks crazy good.....like printworthy good

I like the POODLE x.x
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006   Traditional Artist
Printworthy good eh? I'm not doing no DA prints though.. I'd do like... normal prints.. we got an awesome photo quality printer at home. It = :love:
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Tansatheon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
Gees.... Lots of applause to you for such an aspiring project that you pulled off very well! :-D
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:iconwolfdog:
Wolfdog Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006   Traditional Artist
:D thanks very much, I'm glad you think so!
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shelley-elf Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006   Traditional Artist
This deserves a medal for sheer effort. Wonderful.
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