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Paule Trudel Bellemare.

Look! Fritz got his first modeling job!

When illustrator Paule Trudel Bellemare contacted me to ask if I’d be okay with her using some photos of Fritz for reference in a series of drawings she was working on called Girls+Dogs, I didn’t hesitate for a second. Paule’s work is gorgeous, and her drawings of dogs in particular are really very sweet. She captures the personalities of the breeds and relationship between the dogs and their humans so perfectly.

Take a look at Paule’s portfolio, her blog, and her shop on Etsy! You can buy Fritz’s portrait, as well as others from the Girls+Dogs series and a number of other beautiful illustrations.

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24 Comments

  • Reply jessica August 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    very lovely work.

  • Reply Becka August 9, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    aw, that sweet face! Beautiful work, well done Fritz!

  • Reply Dan August 9, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    That’s so cool! Now go make sure you tell Bruno how handsome he is, sibling rivalry can be really wearing on a pup.

  • Reply Unplanned Cooking August 9, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    So cute! And what a talented artist. Would be fun to frame that pic.

  • Reply Thessa August 9, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    That’s so great!

    Now, please, do lovely Bruno sleeping. He’s such a cutie.

  • Reply lindsay August 9, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Oh my! He is such a natural πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Anna August 9, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    What about Bruno? I bet he’s jelous!

  • Reply pve August 10, 2010 at 7:08 am

    sweet, i have a girl and a dog, maybe she would want to paint!:)
    pve

  • Reply Fiona August 10, 2010 at 10:38 am

    The girl in the green dress looks like Eloise and her dog who looks like a cat, all grown up. http://www.eloisewebsite.com/eloise_books.htm

  • Reply Barbara August 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    She’s very talented!! i like the one of you πŸ™‚

  • Reply Raspberry Swirly August 10, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Oh that’s sweet. I hope you got a free print of it!

  • Reply Anna at D16 August 10, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    @Barbara: That’s not me. πŸ™‚

    @RS: I don’t accept free stuff! It’s only fair to pay. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sue August 10, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    what a great picture, Fritz is too cute!

  • Reply chrispito August 10, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Cool! Anna you sure are nice–and Paule too, for asking:)
    Great prints:)

  • Reply AndILoveYouSheSaid August 12, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Beautiful work. It looks like a really nice print.

  • Reply Nat August 12, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Anna, thank you for introducing this artist. Love her work πŸ™‚

  • Reply Chelsea August 12, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    He’s going to be on the runway before you know it… He’s the new Pandora.

  • Reply Christina Diaz August 12, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I love the print with Fritz! Such a great little model!

  • Reply Neha August 13, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Oh he is so cute! πŸ™‚ And the art work is gorgeous! Loved the story about the rabbit.. did you manage to find him a new home?

  • Reply Anna at D16 August 13, 2010 at 11:15 am

    @Neha: There’s a follow-up post about the rabbit here:
    http://www.doorsixteen.com/2010/07/08/bye-hank/

  • Reply Becky August 13, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Wow, these are amazing! Fritz is so cute, and the picture really did him justice. Her illustrations are amazing!

  • Reply studioeelu August 20, 2010 at 1:47 am

    i love it.. very much!

  • Reply mouche March 16, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Hi Anna! First off, I just want to say how much I enjoy your site, I don’t follow very many and this is one of them I visit regularly…You have such a wonderful eye and I’m really inspired by your renovations/aesthetic. After renovating an old row house in Montreal, I now live outside of the city in the country and was so happy to find Paule’s work on your site. I have a black pug and have been wanting to buy some original art with one depicted. I love to support local artists so thanks!

    • Reply mouche March 16, 2011 at 11:14 am

      p.s. this is a mosaic I did of our beloved boxer, B.

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