52 Dogs - Completed!

Way back at the beginning of 2014, I decided to embark on a weekly illustration project, with a bit of trepidation because of previously abandoned year long projects.  In past years, I've planned a grand project for the year, and then, because it's such a grand project, I end up not having time to keep up with it.  So I quit.  Then I feel terribly guilty for being a quitter.  It's awful.  

To set myself up for success on this year's project, I decided to keep it simple and set some ground rules for myself.  I picked a topic that a) interested me and b) that I wanted to get better at drawing.  Dogs!  I knew that I wanted to develop a simpler style of illustration with this project, and I knew that I wanted to have a cohesive collection of illustrations at the end of the year.  

With those guidelines in mind, I shared my first dog illustration here and every week for the past year having been sharing a new one on Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr.  When I finally finished the last illustration yesterday, it felt pretty spectacular!  

So here they are, all 52 Dog illustrations:

I think I finally succeeded in a yearly drawing project because I focused on drawing something that I loved and I kept the process simple.  

I enjoyed this project so much, I'm starting a whole new topic for weekly illustration in 2015:  birds!

PS - If you're looking for prints of these illustrations, you can find them in their own little shop. And if you'd like to commission a dog illustration in this style, just send me a message.