I’ve always wanted to learn how to do pixel art, so this was the perfect chance! It’s like painting by numbers, but I won’t do it if I wanna be relaxed!
I liked the image of the dog with the home on it’s head, so I doodled different portraits reflecting the stages of adopting a dog with Dogs Trust. After talking to tutors, I decided to expand on this, making it into a retro video game theme, with the floating icons that are symbols for each stage~
I wanted to experiment with the fashion idea and how people can often look and act like their pets. I imagine someone with a small, cute dog to also be cute, fashion forward and sweet looking. Someone with a staffy might be cool and sporty!
After looking into the brief and the example advert of fashionable dogs, I looked into what was the most popular dog on the internet right now, which is shiba inu’s! They became super popular when the doge meme came around, and their squishy faces are super fun to draw. I like the lazy shibe idea, but I don’t think they best represent shelter dogs, as they are very sought after from breeders~