‘I Dig You’
© 2016 by Shiloh Moore
5″x7″ Pitt Pen and Watercolour on Paper
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Years ago, I saw a valentine’s card that I thought was hilarious. It said ‘I Like You’ and had a picture of a dog sniffing another dog’s butt. How romantic!
Last year I wanted to draw my own version, so I came up with the pun ‘I dig you’ (which is slang for ‘I like you’) and drew an illustration of a boy dachshund getting so excited sniffing a girl dachshund’s butt, that he digs his feet.
Randomly, after I drafted my picture, on Facebook a friend posted a cartoon by the artist Gemma Correll. I LOVE her work! She draws hilarious cartoons, puns and a variety of things. Pugs and cartoons on mental health are her specialty and I think she’s just brilliant. I wanted to support her work so I ordered some books by her – including ‘The Worrier’s Guide to Life,’ ‘It’s a Punderful Life,’ and ‘The Little Book of Pug Wisdom.’ She also had ‘Doodling For Dog People.’ What an awesome discovery.
And…while I was browsing her artwork, I came across the original ‘I Like You’ card! You can buy it here: ‘I Like You’ by Gemma Correll – by Ohh Deer gifts