My IRS Agent is a Real Dog

Actually it has nothing to do with the IRS. If it did I probably would have made it a pit bull. A drooling one.

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Actually it has nothing to do with the IRS. If it did I probably would have made it a pit bull. A drooling one.

Part of the forthcoming  Partnership With Earth website project is a sustainable living audit. Somehow the idea of a dog at the desk was appealing, to put a little lightness and humor into it.  This was my first version:

Illustration: dog at desk

I chose a standard poodle because my dog-crazy 13 year old daughter wants a puppy and we’ve been researching dog¬†breeds and have pretty much narrowed it down to that one. I like to run and she likes to train dogs to do tricks so we had to have a breed that¬†likes both activities. (I never thought of poodles as¬† runners but according to a bunch of¬†runner’s forums I visited they’re pretty stellar at long distance running.)¬†¬†Standard poodles are¬†very smart but not as hyper as Border collies (another one we’d considered.) And the no-shed thing is a definite plus. (Our Lab-Boxer mix, Jasmine, is currently in full swing with¬†her biannual ritual of sprinkling the house liberally with little black hairs.)

Anyway,¬†we ended up having the dog (the one in the picture, not the potential and as yet theoretical new addition to the family) actually filling out the audit rather than simply inviting one to do so. So here’s the final version:

Illustration: Dog writing at desk

It was pretty fun to do. All the overlapping meant having to really keep track of the layers.

Now, if only I could get Clara to train Jasmine to do the taxes!

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Apple Picking Illustrations

More illustrations for the Partnership With Earth project. One of our goals is to illustrate examples of activities which are not only eco-friendly, but which promote bonding with others and/or with Nature.

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Illustration of man harvesting applesMore illustrations for the Partnership With Earth project. One of our goals is to illustrate examples of activities which are not only eco-friendly, but which promote bonding with others and/or with Nature. ¬†Like harvesting apples with one’s family…(I didn’t include the apple trees because they’re part of the background scene these will go into.)

Illustration: pregnant woman picking apples
Illustration: toddler peeking between legsIllustration: basket of apples

If there had been room it would have been nice to include a group of people pressing apples for cider

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Gold Miner illustration

This one was fun to do. I used two different reference photos so the figure is really a composite of two models. The pile of gold is a separate layer – I just kind of winged it but I like the way it turned out.

The gold actually puts me in mind of dragons. Maybe I’ll do one of those soon! Do you think dragons are best with wings?

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Man pushing wheelbarrow full of gold
Gold Miner digital illustration

Another one for the website project.

 
This one was fun to do. I used two different reference photos so the figure is really a composite of two models. The pile of gold is a separate layer – I just kind of winged it but I like the way it turned out.
 
The gold actually puts me in mind of dragons. Maybe I’ll do one of those soon! Do you think dragons are best with wings?

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