Extraordinary artistic skills, passion, and inspiration – these are the ingredients to become a successful artist. However, one particular artist proves that inspiration alone can make masterpieces. Just like these flat dog doodles that are making waves on social media right now. Artists, who also happen to be pet owners, often use their own pets as models for their art pieces. And that’s exactly the case with Jay Cartner, the artist behind the flat dog doodles that are so bad, they’re good.
These sketches may look awful and we bet your preschool kids could even make better scribbles than these. But that doesn’t mean that Jay is short of a great artist. In fact, Jay has been drawing and painting for 25 years and has an impressive portfolio under her belt. But no matter how he passionately puts her artistic talent to use, he just can’t seem to have a breakthrough as an artist. Jay is also a proud owner to three greyhounds named Stanley, Stuart, and Kitty. Among the three dogs, Stanley is the goofiest and often makes awkward movements and poses. Jay decided to capture these hilarious poses and started making flat dog doodles featuring Stanley. The results gave Jay a good laugh so the artist decided to share the sloppy drawings on Facebook and Instagram.
Meet Stanley, Jay’s goofy dog
Stuart and Stanley
Kitty excitedly plays with a flip flop as Stuart and Stanley watch the action
Jay didn’t expect that people would take her sketches seriously. Besides, the artist shared the terrible drawings to spread laughter to the world. In other words, Jay created and shared these flat dog doodles just for fun. But it turned out that many people were able to relate to this whimsical art style. Are people getting tired of the serious stuff? Seems likely so. That explains why people prefer to patronize the comical stuff. Today, this world needs laughter more than anything. So, people tend to pay more attention to something that can tickle their funny bones rather than those that can please their eyes.
“I also think our current world is full of stress and negative experiences. I’ve been told that my doodles provide something of a brief escape from the crushing weight of existence. I understand that my style is not for everyone, and that is ok! Art is subjective! I’m just happy that I’m able to make people smile!”, Jay shares.
These flat dog doodles are getting more and more popular on the internet by the day. Due to its popularity, people often ask Jay if he can make sketches of their pets too. So, Jay decided to accept custom commission works. You can send her a message thru Facebook and Instagram if you want her to create doodles of your pets. And it’s not only limited to dogs. Cats, pigs, horses, hamsters, any kinds of pets will do.
Take a look at some of Jay’s flat pet doodles based on commission work
Here’s what people have to say about these hilarious flat pet doodles