Saturday, July 28, 2012

Custom Caricature of Your Pet! - Helps Save Dobermans! Doberman Assistance Network

Now this is something really special, I've already placed bids on this, I would really enjoy it and definitely think it is something fun and different.  Best of all, it goes to support doberman's that don't have a home.

CUSTOM CARICATURE OF YOUR PET TO BENEFIT DOBERMAN ASSISTANCE NETWORK

Remember, this will benefit D.A.N. in its continued effort to assist Dobermans in urgent need of rescue. This is a need that never goes away. If anything we have seen an unfortunate uptick in horrific cases as of late. But by bidding on this piece, you will be directly helping D.A.N. continue to fight the good fight.

ONE-OF-A-KIND CARICATURE OF YOUR PET!

The Dobies thank you with wiggly nubs and loving nose pokies!




DOBERMAN ASSISTANCE NETWORK 
A TWIST TO THE STUFFY FORMAL DOG PORTRAIT!

Now up for bidding is a twist to the stuffy formal dog portrait.  A unique, FUN and one of a kind work of art of YOUR Doberman created in a caricature style.

   
"Caricature" has been defined as an exaggerated portrait that distorts the essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness.  
Who would have thunk that caricature can be traced to the likes of Leonardo di Vinci and the aristocratic circles of France and Italy?  So dispatch those art snobs with a wave of your hand who decry cartoony art as not being real art.  Because, art it is...although with a larger degree of freedom to create a fun, entertaining and humorous style.  A caricature will bring a smile to your face, warm your heart and uplift your thoughts with depictions of your Doberman's blatant adorability, comedy, pure beauty and innocence.  A unique and wonderful keepsake of your Doberman to treasure.

Up for bidding is a framed, commissioned Single Canine Caricature of YOUR deserving reprobate by caricature artist John LaFree.  Whether a Doberman or an "off brand" canine, a horse, a cat or even a hamster if you so choose.  John and his wife are passionate animal lovers who work with shelters and rescues to raise funds for homeless animals.  A Single Canine Caricature consists of a custom, full-body and color sketch, hand drawn on 14"x17" premium, solid white smooth bristol 100lb paper using markers, Prismacolor art stix...and a wee bit of magic.  The artist will work from pictures that you have supplied to create a studio quality caricature portrait.  As this is a custom caricature, four weeks will be needed to complete the caricature from the time your pictures are received.

The caricature will be custom matted and framed in a 16"x20" cherry frame.  The width of the frame is approximately 2 1/4" wide. 

The custom caricatures shown are samples of the artist's style and are not the final product.
How it works: Once you've won the auction, D.A.N. will contact you to supply the reference photographs and shipping address.  The artist will need at least 3 facial and 3 body photographs of the subject to be drawn.  The more photos the better.  The images you provide will be the only reference the artist will have, so make sure that you send photos that accurately represent your dog.
FOR EXAMPLE: If you want your dog drawn with their ears UP, make sure to send photos of your dog with their ears UP!  Also feel free to include any helpful descriptions, such as confirming the color of their eyes or coat.  Turnaround time for the creation on the custom caricature is approximately four weeks from receipt of your photographs.
This one of a kind custom caricature would make a wonderful gift to either yourself or any animal lover in your life.  Please show your pride and support our magnificent Dobes. 
Good luck bidding!

Doberman Assistance Network (DAN) is a 501c3 organization whose mission it is to help provide a second chance to Dobermans in urgent need of rescue throughout the United States.  DAN's services include, but are not limited to, pulling, vetting, transporting, fostering and placing rescued Dobermans into an approved, reputable rescue group. Thanks to the tireless efforts of its volunteers, DAN is able to help Dobermans across America.  With your help, DAN can continue its efforts and give these noble, intelligent and loving dogs the life they all so dearly deserve.

WHO DOES DAN HELP?  MEET ONE OF OUR RECENT CASES:
Poor little Coco.
Coco is a little one year-old Dobie girl picked up as a skinny stray in rural South Carolina and taken to a local shelter.  A shelter volunteer mentioned the sad little Dobie to a friend who then went to the shelter and adopted her.  Two weeks later the volunteers' husband went to the friend's house and saw that poor Coco was even thinner than better and clearly not being taken care of.  He decided on the spot that he was taking her home with him.  With tears in his eyes he picked her up and carried her to his car and took her home with him.  Unfortunately, they already had 5 dogs so they couldn't keep poor little Coco.  The volunteer reached out to D.A.N. for help.  
 
Thanks to D.A.N. and Forever Dobes, Coco is now safe, well taken care and living the life while she awaits her new, loving forever home.   


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