More Danger Dogs (and Cats)
More final Danger Dogs are in.

Three of a kind!

Followers of this site might notice a trend in Nepali dog signboard art -- they like pink (or red) tongues on their Danger Dogs.   I think  I need to add an advice column for how to get the best, most juicy Danger Dog.   In the right mood, even a dog who 'wouldn't say boo to a ghost' can be painted as scary.

Of course the proliferation of Zen, Dharma, Enlightened and Happy Dogs show that most of these dogs are not scary at all.  

Jake, a pitbull-greyhound mix, is a good example of that tongue the Nepali artists love.

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By Hari Prasad, Sabala and Nara (clockwise from top left).

I thought Nara had captured him.  Sabala gave him a pink background and brought out his impressionistic side.  And finally I saw Hari Prasad's version with the little toenails peeking out from under his breastbone -- who could choose?  Nepali artists love teeth, gums and tongues most of all -  and Jake has them in spades!   Notice also that all 3 artists chose to highlight his green collar.   Hari P, with his love of shadow, gave Jake a fuller presence than Nara or Sabala.   Nara's is signed "Nara Arts, Balanku USC, Kathmandu, Nepal" on the reverse.   

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Here is an example of three excellent paintings from the same photo.   But only one looks like the dog in question.   The others look like other dogs, though.   Above:  Lucy the Jack Russell terrier by Nara, Sufraj and Sabala.  (Clockwise from top left.)

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Sonny, by Sufraj, Sabala and Megh Raj.   (clockwise from top left.)   What color is Sonny in reality?  

Thank you all for your support of these Nepali artists.   Today, I pick up finals from Amar and Dilip.

See you tomorrow, I hope.

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