This is my entry for Jazza's COTM, first time submitting anything let alone starting and finishing a digital illustration. I did trace over some reference pictures but just the basic shapes to have the proportions right.
As the title states the illustration is about Napoleon the dog I had when I was younger, whom at the time we just assumed was some cross breed mutt but now researching for the illustration I'm starting to believe he was crossed with bernese mountain dog.
Anyway the reason I choose this illustration was because this was one of the most memorable moments my entire family had of him.
I think I had around 10, 11 years at the time and both my parents had to travel for work, since it was in the middle of a school term they decided my aunt would come stay with us instead of us moving in with her.
At that point there wasn't much interaction between most of my family and Napoleon since we had a back yard (facing the kitchen window) and he would stay there (no pets allowed inside the house); but still my aunt wasn't a stranger to him.
So one sunny day my aunt decided to do her laundry, she washed her linens and clothes and went out to put them on the drying line, during all the process Napoleon was just seated under the shadows watching the entire process.
After a couple of hours later when my aunt is in the kitchen cooking she looks out of the window and her white sheets are gone, the first thing she thought was they had been stolen. So when she goes outside the see what else was missing, thats when she sees Napoleon wrapped around the sheets laughing at her, he waited till they where damp almost dry to pull them out and show her who's boss.
Back to the illustration, instead of showing just the aftermath of his adventures I wanted to show him doing it behind my aunts back (literally) while thinking what he wanted to do with them.