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Anatomy of a Danger Dog: Matilda the Chihuahua

It is always fun to see a Danger Dog go from line drawing to a completed portrait.

Folk art Beware of Chihuahua sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Matilda in an early line drawing by Sagar

Matilda is well on her way.

Folk art Beware of Chihuahua sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Matilda the Chihuahua

Some coloring and detail is added by Sagar.

Folk art beware of Chihuahua sign hand painted on metal
Background color is added

Getting closer to finishing...

 

Folk art Beware of Chihuahua sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Details added again to Matilda's portrait

At this stage we are just waiting for the lettering to be added.

Folk art Beware of Chihuahua hand painted on metal in Nepal
Chalk indicates where the lettering will go

Sagar instructed Paras as to where to place the lettering.

Folk art Beware of Chihuahua sign hand painted on metal in Nepal
Matilda's final portrait by Sagar Bitsa

Sagar and Paras changed the placement of the lettering when they finished the lettering.

The Nepali script reads 'Katernak Kukur' literally Danger Dog.   

Folk art Beware of Chihuahua sign hand painted on metal by sign painters in Nepal
The final 3 choices of Matilda

Matilda's final three by Sanjib Rana, Sagar Bitsa and Megh Raj Thapa (clockwise from top left).   

Which would you choose?   I don't yet know which Matilda's caretaker will choose, but I know it is a hard choice.

You can see more of this series called Anatomy of a Danger Dog by clicking on the link.

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Orders are now closed for a 2014 Danger Dog order.   However, I have over 72 different breeds on my website, NepalDog.com, so see if I have a portrait that looks like your pet!  

I am officially taking orders for the 2015 trip.

Be ahead of the pack and order today!

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1. Please send me a photo of your pet.  I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three people will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out.   Large format photos work best.

2. Let me know what you would like it to say.

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at:   ampage1@gmail.com  
That's it !

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

 The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $22 per sign (to the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.   For overseas orders, I find the least expensive method of shipping.
Pay after choosing your portrait. 
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).

Let's keep these artists painting.

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!


Anatomy of a Danger Dog: Beaumont the French Bulldog

 

Folk art French Bulldog line drawing
Beaumont as a simple line drawing

The artist Jit Gurung's early work in progress of Beaumont the French Bulldog shows promise.

Folk art French Bulldog hand painted on metal
Jit works on Beaumont's portrait

Jit is hard at work hand painting Beaumont.

Folk art French Bulldog hand painted on metal
The hard work continues
Folk art French Bulldog hand painted on metal
Jit's final of the handsome Beaumont

Beaumont made such a striking Danger Dog that his owner bought all three!

Folk art Beware of French Bulldog hand painted on metal
Shahi's early line drawing of Beaumont

Now the artist Shahi's portrait begins with his simple line drawing.

Folk art French Bulldog hand painted on metal
Beaumont is almost done

Shahi has almost completed his work, only the Nepali script need to be added.

Folk art beware of French Bulldog hand painted on metal
Beaumont by Shahi is finished!
Folk art Beware of French Bulldog hand painted on metal
Beaumont!

Beaumont's companion bought all three.   I would have had a hard time choosing myself!   He had requested a naive style and all three artists captured his personality.

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Want to immortalize your pet and help sign painters in Nepal?

You can order your own portrait of your own pet, hand painted on metal and help to support the sign painters of Nepal whose work is disappearing.

I will be returning later this year in plenty of time to deliver for holiday orders.   I expect to be in Nepal in late October, 2014, returning in early December.

Be ahead of the pack and order today!

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

1. Please send me a photo of your pet.  I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three people will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out.   Large format photos work best.

2. Let me know what you would like it to say.

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at:   ampage1@gmail.com  
That's it !

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

 The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $22 per sign (to the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.   For overseas orders, I find the least expensive method of shipping.
Pay after choosing your portrait. 
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).

Let's keep these artists painting.

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!

 


Danger Dog Blog: Anatomy of a Danger Cat

The anatomy of a Danger Cat...  This post follows Kali the Siamese Cat's progress in her portrait by Sagar Bitsa. 

Folk art Siamese Cat hand painted on metal
Kali the Siamese in an early lined drawing by Sagar

Sagar's early line drawing shows promise.

Folk art Siamese Cat hand painted on metal
Kali the Siamese by Sagar - a little farther along

A little farther along, you can see the beauty in this work in progress.   These are all painted on metal, traditionally.   Though there is no tradition of cat paintings, you can see that Sagar enjoyed painting this.

 

Folk art portrait of a Siamese cat hand painted on metal
Kali's final portrait by Sagar

Kali in all of her final glory by Sagar.   This was a great photo of a lovely Siamese and Sagar did her justice.

Folk art Siamese Cat hand painted on metal
Kali's three finals

Above are Kali's three finals by Sagar Bitsa, Dilip Niroj and Jit Gurung (clockwise from top left).   Kali's human bought all three.   They really do work well as a tryptich.

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Want to immortalize your pet and help sign painters in Nepal?

You can order your own portrait of your own pet, hand painted on metal and help to support the sign painters of Nepal whose work is disappearing.

I will be returning later this year in plenty of time to deliver for holiday orders.   I expect to be in Nepal in late October, 2014, returning in early December.

Be ahead of the pack and order today!

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

1. Please send me a photo of your pet.  I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three people will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out.   Large format photos work best.

2. Let me know what you would like it to say.

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at:   ampage1@gmail.com  
That's it !

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

 The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $22 per sign (to the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.   For overseas orders, I find the least expensive method of shipping.
Pay after choosing your portrait. 
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).

Let's keep these artists painting.

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!



 


Anatomy of a Danger Dog: Guinness the English Setter

 
Folk art Setter hand painted on metal
Guinness the Setter

Guiness above is a very early work in progress by the sign painter Sagar Bitsa.

This post is part of an occasional series called 'Anatomy of a Danger Dog' that chronicles these portraits from their early incarnations to the final works of art.

Folk art Beware of Setter hand painted on metal
Guinness the Setter as a work in progress by Sagar Bitsa

A little farther along with background and color added.

Folk art Beware of Dog sign hand painted on metal
Guinness in all his glory by Sagar Bitsa

Sagar's is the final that Guinness' person chose.

Folk art Setter hand painted on metal
These were the final 3

 As you can see, Guinness' folks had a hard time.   This English Setter is a great example of his breed and the photo that the artists had to work with was stellar.   

Guinness' original photo was taken by the photographer Susan England, a photographer working in the Cincinnati/Southern Ohio area.   Her website is:  http://susanenglandphotography.com/   She is

Above are the finals by Sanjib Rana, Sagar Bitsa and Nara (clockwise from top left).   Sanjib's and Nara's are still available at NepalDog.com.

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Want to immortalize your pet and help sign painters in Nepal?

You can order your own portrait of your own pet, hand painted on metal and help to support the sign painters of Nepal whose work is disappearing.

I will be returning later this year in plenty of time to deliver for holiday orders.   I expect to be in Nepal in late October, 2014, returning in early December.

Be ahead of the pack and order today!

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

1. Please send me a photo of your pet.  I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three people will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out.   Large format photos work best.

2. Let me know what you would like it to say.

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at:   ampage1@gmail.com  
That's it !

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

 The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $22 per sign (to the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.   For overseas orders, I find the least expensive method of shipping.
Pay after choosing your portrait. 
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).

Let's keep these artists painting.

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!



 


Anatomy of a Danger Dog: Lily the Pomeranian by Megh Raj Thapa

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Lily the Pomeranian by Megh Raj

This is the first drawing of Lily the Pomeranian by Megh Raj Thapa.

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Lily the Pomeranian a little farther along

Now you can see that Megh Raj has added more detail to his portrait of Lily the Pomeranian.

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Lily the Pomeranian as a final portrait

The final portrait of this pretty Pomeranian includes her sweater.   The original photo was of Lily in the snow and Megh Raj decided not to leave her out in the cold.

Folk art Pomeranian
Lily the Pomeranian and her final three

Lily turned out great in all three of her portraits.   Megh Raj was the only artist not to leave her to her snowy pursuits.   Her final three are by Megh Raj, Sagar Bitsa and Nara (clockwise from top left).