Monday, November 21, 2011

In Memoriam: Cujo

I ended up with a very unique commission last week from a co-worker at my day job. Tim called me up from our service department about his German Shepherd, Cujo a couple of weeks back.  Through some unfortunate and cruel actions on the part of a couple of young local soldiers (I live next to Ft. Campbell, KY,) Tim's dog was poisoned here in town.  The guilty parties are being held accountable financially though the military but the loss of Cujo left a large empty space in Tim's life so he explained to me his idea for a memorial to remember the big guy by.  He delivered to me a 200 lb concrete statue of a German Shepherd and asked me to paint it to look like his dog which I was happy to do being a dog lover and understanding what it meant to him.


Here's a picture of Tim with his Cujo memorial as well as some process pictures from where I painted him.  The statue was too big to carry up the stairs at my apartment building so I stayed after work at the office and painted him there.

 

Here's what Cujo looked like when I got him

I primed this big guy with two cans of spray before even trying to start brushing on him

Laying down all the black under-painting



It's a dirty job sometimes painting


1 comment:

  1. Rest in peace Cujo! What a horrible thing to do to someone's pet and companion, truly criminal. The memorial statue is beautiful.

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