American Bulldog Portraits

Thursday, December 18, 2008

One of my pet portrait clients is the proud owner of two American Bulldogs. If forced to generalize, I'd say an American Bulldog looks more like a pit bull than the English Bulldog (which I think is what most people envision when they hear "bulldog"). And I must note that "pit bull" is a catch-all term for a number of breeds: American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier and American Bulldog. These breeds are also lumped into the group often referred to as "Bully Breeds" which includes the English Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Boxer, Bull Mastiff, French Bulldog, Boston Terrier and a few others.

But I digress. . .

I want to share the portraits I did of my client's bulldogs. I finished one portrait a while back and just finished the second one this week.

This is Lexi
Lexi, American  Bulldog portrait by Ann Ranlett

and this is Ella
Ella, American  Bulldog portrait by Ann Ranlett
Ella's older now and probably looks much more like Lexi than she did when I took the reference photos for this portrait.

Both portraits are ACEO-sized (2.5" x 3.5") in graphite pencil on bristol (paper).

Find out more about ACEOs and commissioning an ACEO portrait of your favorite critter on this page of my web site.


Gail H. Ragsdale December 19, 2008 at 3:14 AM  

Really wonderful portraits Ann! My best friend has an American Bulldog and is always having to correct people on the "pit bull" connection

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