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Feature Friday Artist Jeffery Brunner of Hey Beast Studio

I’m so happy to present Jeffery Brunner of Hey Beast Studio. I came across Jeff’s work on Pinterest and Tumblr. Inspired by what I saw, I asked if I could feature him on my blog. He gave me a plethora of his work to choose from. Unable to pick just one, I combined my favorites into the montage you see above. 

Jeff is based in Pittsburgh, PA. He lives with his partner and two dogs, both rescue pups. He is a librarian by day and a picture maker by night. Prior to becoming a librarian, he worked in museums and galleries, most notably The Andy Warhol Museum where he cataloged Warhol’s Time Capsules. In a pinch, Jeff bakes a pretty mean cake and constructs a decent 6’ tall puppet.

How Hey Beast Studio came to be:

In late 2009 I started to think about making a book for my newborn niece, Sophia. I wanted to create something inspired by her birth, her presence. It had to be unique, yet practical. I wanted something that she could enjoy as she figured out the basics – language, counting, colors – and cherish as she grew older.

After a few months of thinking and sketching, I came to a very simple concept: an animal alphabet book. Not groundbreaking, but it didn’t need to be. My only requirement was that the yet-to-be decided colors, shapes, and characters would please the eye of a child. I also wanted to be the most awesome uncle ever and figured publishing an alphabet book in her honor would seal the deal. About two years into the project, the self-published alphabet book Armadillo to Zebu: an Alphabet Book for You and Me Too is due out in late September / early October.

To help promote the book and get better when it comes to making art every day, I decided in March 2012 to start 365 Critters, or one year, 365 drawings of critters big and small mailed to family, friends, and strangers across the world. So far there are participants from every continent but Antarctica. Having completed day 146, I’m almost half way finished. All images are watercolor, liquid acrylic, and ink on paper.

You can learn more about Jeff at Hey Beast Studio . He’d also love for you to follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and his blog. Jeff is open to commissions so be sure to contact him for your original art work soon!

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If you are an independent pet related artist or small business, I’d like to feature you! To reserve your spot contact me!

CAUTION: Every animal is a unique being in a unique situation and what you see on these webpages is generic and general and may not specifically apply to your animal's situation. Any responses to questions through this website similarly cannot be as precise and informed as is possible in a face-to-face assessment. Accordingly, you should not rely on anything set forth herein as the last word, and you hold Helping Pets Behave harmless from any liability whatsoever based on your reliance on the information you receive through this website.

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Feature Friday Artist Heidi Sullivan

Lucy was adopted back at the start of 2010 and has cautiously made her home with Heidi in her South Slope apartment not too far from where Lucy was rescued. Lucy is a finicky cat who cautiously observes people from afar but has a lot of love and gentleness towards Heidi.

Heidi works as an animator on a popular preschool show and in her free time likes to garden, doodle little birds, walk around the city, travel beyond the city and hang out with friends. And of course, spend time with Lucy.

Learn more about Heidi on her website.

Thanks to wemakesomeart for pet week on your blog!

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If you are an independent pet related artist or small business, I’d like to feature you! To reserve your spot contact me!

CAUTION: Every animal is a unique being in a unique situation and what you see on these webpages is generic and general and may not specifically apply to your animal's situation. Any responses to questions through this website similarly cannot be as precise and informed as is possible in a face-to-face assessment. Accordingly, you should not rely on anything set forth herein as the last word, and you hold Helping Pets Behave harmless from any liability whatsoever based on your reliance on the information you receive through this website.

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Feature Friday Artists Cuddles and Rage

I’m so proud to feature my best buds Jimmy and Liz of Cuddles and Rage. These two are amazing! Their mix media webcomic is brilliant with the perfect combination of twisted and cute that can’t be beat. In a short period of time they’ve had some impressive successes by becoming regular contributors to the hit entertainment website Hello Giggles and writing the most adorable children’s book you will ever see. 

They are an inspiration to me. Thanks so much for contributing guys!  

Title: Cocky Cat

My husband, Jimmy, and I have two crazy pets, London the dog and Kio the cat (aka. Kio Kitty Face). They are our best friends and also our top inspiration for our cat and dog dioramas.

In this piece called Cocky Cat, we depict a common scene in our household. Kio loves lounging on our fridge and staring down at London with a look that screams, or should I say meows, confidence and arrogance.

Kio usually retreats to her not so secret haven after a wild chase from London or when she wants to get our attention. She lies up on the fridge for hours singing through meows or dunking her head into her food bag. I consider the fridge her little kitty tree house and escape from officer London.

Happy Friday,

Liz Reed

Cuddles and Rage Co-Creator/Artist

PS to my #1 Behaviorist – Now analyze this!

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If you are an independent pet related artist or small business, I’d like to feature you! To reserve your spot contact me!

CAUTION: Every animal is a unique being in a unique situation and what you see on these webpages is generic and general and may not specifically apply to your animal's situation. Any responses to questions through this website similarly cannot be as precise and informed as is possible in a face-to-face assessment. Accordingly, you should not rely on anything set forth herein as the last word, and you hold Helping Pets Behave harmless from any liability whatsoever based on your reliance on the information you receive through this website.

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Feature Friday Artist Michelle of Enchantma Designs

Title: Best of Friends, created September 2011

Best of Friends is an all digital painting illustrated entirely in Photoshop CS5. I wanted to create something painterly using a variety of digital paint brushes. I used one brush to create a fuzzy texture for Tod and Copper, and a few paint brushes and textures for the foliage. The piece took about seven hours to complete in a course of three days.

This drawing was created for a friend who is currently an animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studio in Burbank, CA. He has been involved in well known films such as Tangled and Prep and Landing 2. He offered me a tour of the studio back in September, and I didn’t hesitate to accept the invitation. 

Winnie the Pooh was in production at the time, so the studio entrance was decorated like a Winnie the Pooh exhibit with original artwork and merchandise adorning the hallway. I got to see the beautiful and playfully decorated offices of Disney character concept artist Glen Keane, and Pixar director John Lasseter. My favorite part of the tour was walking through the Prep and Landing studio where the office cubicles were literally little houses with a roof, window, and door, decorated with Christmas lights. There were also little Christmas trees everywhere. I really loved how I could feel the project atmosphere while walking through the busy offices. So much attention is given to every detail of the animated films, and everyone is immersed in the world of the Disney characters. They don’t just create films there, they live it. It was absolutely inspiring.

Getting to roam through Disney’s Animation Studio is not an opportunity you get everyday. As a thank you to my friend for showing me around, I asked him what his favorite film was so that I could draw something personally for him. As soon as he told me “The Fox and the Hound,” I got started on this drawing immediately. Creating a Disney piece for a Disney animator certainly put the pressure on, but I had so much fun working on this. It was definitely the least I could do to show how grateful I was, and he liked the drawing. Success!

I hope the next time I visit the studio, it’ll be as a Disney artist myself. Maybe one day I’ll be giving hopeful artists tours, too.

Find out more about Michelle and Enchantma Designs here!

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If you are an independent artist or small business, I’d like to feature you! To reserve your spot contact me!

CAUTION: Every animal is a unique being in a unique situation and what you see on these webpages is generic and general and may not specifically apply to your animal's situation. Any responses to questions through this website similarly cannot be as precise and informed as is possible in a face-to-face assessment. Accordingly, you should not rely on anything set forth herein as the last word, and you hold Helping Pets Behave harmless from any liability whatsoever based on your reliance on the information you receive through this website.

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