A kind dog-like animal carries a group of small animals up a snowy steep mountain. Black and white hand-drawn illustration with pastel-coloured shading.


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I’m finding the way back home to my old loves of illustration, printmaking, drawing and design, after ages spent working in the crazy haphazard world of dance and theatre. I also design under the name of Scruff, which comes from my longstanding reputation as someone who can’t keep her artwork clean and tidy (luckily, computers came along and saved me from a life of smudgy blobs and fingerprints).

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  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 4 years ago

    Really lovely !! xx

  • Thank you kindly!

    – Carla Martell

  • micklyn
    micklynalmost 4 years ago

    So cute! great illustration, perfect for a Christmas card ( :

  • Thank you, micklyn.

    – Carla Martell

  • Marianna Tankelevich
    Marianna Tanke...almost 4 years ago


  • Edge-of-dreams
    Edge-of-dreamsalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous, so cute!

  • Thank you!

    – Carla Martell

  • Marriet
    Marrietalmost 4 years ago

    Very sweet; what we want to think about the world.

  • Thanks Marriet; yes, I wish everyone was as kind as this dog.

    – Carla Martell

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinalmost 4 years ago

    cheerful and so fun!

  • Thanks for your kind comment, Sally

    – Carla Martell

  • Amber Witt
    Amber Wittalmost 4 years ago

    This is really cutesy! Are you a children’s book illustrator yet?

  • Thanks Amber! No I’m not…but I wanted to when I was younger. That dream is starting to come back now, so you never know.

    – Carla Martell

  • sandygrafik
    sandygrafikalmost 4 years ago

    Aww! This is so cute!! Love your style, Carla! ♥ ♥ ♥

  • Thanks heaps!

    – Carla Martell

  • Lisa Michelle Garrett
    Lisa Michelle ...over 3 years ago

    I love your child-like style..very refreshing!

  • Donata Zawadzka
    Donata Zawadzkaover 3 years ago

    sometimes I think animals are kinder towards each other then people, love this!

  • Thank you, Donata!

    – Carla Martell

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