August 26th, 2016

National Dog Day: Why We Love Drawing Dogs!

We’re big fans of dogs at Creative Authors and they pop up in our work all the time.

Isabel Atherton, literary agent and director of Creative Authors Ltd, has a little black pug called Rosie, who has become a bit of a CA mascot.

Illustration of Isabel and Rosie by Ged Adamson

So in celebration of National Dog Day, we asked some of our illustrators to share some pup art and why they love to draw dogs!

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“My dog, Alf, got me interested in drawing animals, and I love drawing all things messy so he is my perfect inspiration, even after a haircut!” – Bethany Straker, illustrator of Pierre the French Bulldog Recycles, Boo’s Beard, and Stella and Steve Travel Through Space!

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“Every dog I meet has a special place in my heart. The expressions I see are endless. I’m always happy drawing and writing stories about dogs.” – Kathryn Finney, author and illustrator of Little Louie

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“I love drawing dogs because they’re really my favourite animals. To me, dogs have built-in comedy. For example, a dog being lazy is just funnier than a cat being lazy.” – Ged Adamson, author and illustrator of Douglas, You Need Glasses! and Shark Dog

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“I love drawing all sort of animals and dogs are one of my favorites. Dogs express their affection vividly so I can feel their pure happiness and love whenever I draw a dog. Be careful. It is highly contagious and addictive. Once you start to draw dogs, then you can’t stop it.” – Pearl Goswell, author and illustrator of Let’s Go Home, Bobo and Mommy, I Want a Dog!

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“When I first took the plunge into self-employment, Isabel was there to guide me, inspire me and help me get my work published. I’ve worked on over 15 books and none of them would have been possible without her.”

Bethany Straker, Creative Authors Client