Most of the artwork in the Danger Dog project are mature dogs. With good reason - they are puppies for a short time and then they become your dog forever.
This young and handsome puppy is hand painted on metal by NT, who works in the town of Beni, in the Myagdi District of Nepal.
NT really brought out the sweet nature in this young pup.
Same puppy, different artist. Sagar Bitsa featured the dark side of this puppy, as well as choosing to put in the restraining knees and cleavage of his young owner. The pup's fawn-like quality has been replaced by a sly look.
Megh Raj hand painted this charming portrait of the young Gus, a white Labrador who loves his soccer ball. I have left the chalk plumb lines used to place the lettering evenly. It has since been erased.
Lasko the Pit Bull Puppy is hand painted colorfully by Hari Prasad. Hari often uses pinks and turquoise color combos.
Lasko gets the pink and grey treatment here by Hari Timesina. I am particularly fond of his paws in this portrait.
Enzo the Viszla was a puppy when this was taken. He liked to sit in the grass and artist Ram Krishna put him there, even though it was an indoor photo of Enzo.
Moose the Rottweiler puppy was also painted by Ram Krishna. Moose's portrait is typical of a traditional Danger Dog sign with his large tongue dominating the frame.
ShaShi hand painted this portrait of a young Nepali puppy from a photo taken on Nepal's Day of the Dog. The 5-day festival of Tihar is celebrated every year and the 2nd day is dedicated to the dog, who is feted with garlands and given treats and blessings.
All puppies featured today are available at this time. Go to NepalDog.com to find your breed. Please do not hesitate to write with questions, or you can comment below.
If you would like to immortalize your pup, please send me a photo. I will give the photo to 3 sign painters in Nepal who will hand paint your pet on metal. These artists' work is disappearing due to technology. I pay fair trade wages, you get a choice of 3 portraits and 3 artists get work.
I accept no money up front, if you are not pleased with one of the paintings, you owe nothing. I will keep you in the loop while I am in Nepal through this Danger Dog Blog, showing works in progress and bits about the artists, their families and Nepal's fascinating culture in general.
Just let me know what you would like your Nepal Art Dog (or Cat) to say and if you have a preference of style (folk art, colorful, realistic, etc.). Send your photo to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I leave in late October, 2013, and will return in early December, 2013, in plenty of time for holiday orders.