"Pumpkin was a very special little dachshund dog, she was paralyzed in her back legs which it seems happens a lot in this particular breed. Her owner had her for over 13 years since she was just a baby, once she lost the use of her legs he became her legs. He carried her everywhere with him day and night. Cared for her and even carried her around like a baby. He is Very heart broken and feels like he has lost his child." Says =Fairiegoodmother
while explaining the story behind this cute dog. She announced a contest on this topic, and this is my painting for the contest. Rest in peace, dear Pumpkin...
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I sketched the composition on a paper, then scanned it and painted digitally using Ps CS5 and a bamboo tablet. It's been a while since I last painted digitally, I hope I'm not rusted.