Mugly - The Ugliest Dog In The World

I want to share a dog portrait I was commissioned to do from early 2013.... 

I'd become fixated with Bulldogs & the challenge of giving them some real 'weight' in a painting. As a result they'd started to appear in the figurative work I was doing. I also loved the aristocratic breeds such as Weimaraners & Great Danes.    

I'd actually seen Mugly in the press & on Facebook etc. at the end of 2012 so to be asked out of the blue to paint him was awesome. He was voted the ugliest dog in the world in 2012 (Which is possibly a little harsh!) 

There are other examples of this type of work here

 Mugly - The ugliest dog in the world