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Happy Birthday Colouring Card with Dog

When my adorable dog turned 7, I drew this Happy Birthday Colouring Card with Dog in honor of her birthday. The dog in the colouring card is modeled after her long shape. I have plenty of practice drawing and painting her, especially while she’s sleeping!

happy birthday colouring card with dog art for kids rachael gradI got my dog during first year art school in New York city. During that first semester of art school, she kept me company in my art studio and attended many art classes, lectures, and artist talks. I created many quick gesture drawings and blurry paintings of my sweet dog when she was puppy. 

My dog has had polyarthritis and back issues. We've had some scares but thankfully she's recovered. For a while my dog was the only other female in my house. I knew my husband was a keeper because of her. When she met my husband, she immediately fell in love with him.


dog in birthday hat
My Dog with a Pink Birthday Hat


Why Make Colouring Cards?

Even before I became a mother, I was fascinated by animals. My dog featured prominently in my paintings and other artwork. When I had my first child, I started painting and drawing animals and toys.

Visit my Art Blog to see examples of my animal series artwork that’s great for kids’ rooms and family homes . In early 2015 I worked on a Daily Drawing Project. Read more about this project and the process on previous blog posts including Why Draw the Elephant? Daily Drawing Project FAQ’s.

See more sketches of my dog Cassidy in these posts: iPad Drawing of Sleeping Dog and Using my iPad to Sketch & Draw.

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