Sunday, 4 March 2012
I've wanted to draw or paint one of these dogs for ages but never found the right reference photograph to use until now, so thanks Sarah Stribbling for yet another wonderful photograph and permission to use it. I love these wild dogs and I may be tempted do do some more soon.
I read somewhere that if mankind had never domesticated dogs at all, this is how they would all be. Pure wild and instinctive pack behaviour, incredibly clever and successful hunters and foragers. Sadly a very rare and endangered animal nowadays. Whenever I get the opportunity to watch them (on telly usually) I'm always struck by their behaviour, body language and mannerisms which I can easily associate with the things my own dogs do.