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The Big Pet by Cindy Schnackel

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© Cindy Schnackel, see Profile for more copyright info.

Mixed media on paper, 12 × 6 inches.

© Cindy Schnackel, see profile for more; no pinning to Pinterest, please.

My work is done subconsciously and intuitively, without planning, at least to begin. There may be meanings in it for each of us to find. Sometimes, it’s just about enjoying absurdity! Full Bio

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  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...over 2 years ago

    works on a card, too… your art that is… I think a large pet like this might need more than a card!
    ;-)))… very FUN!

  • LOL, thanks!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joverover 2 years ago

    lol….great looking pet and owner if i may say so :)

  • :) Thanks!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 2 years ago

    See what happens when you feed `em diligently? That SO ain`t love and appreciation in those eyes…
    Do you remember by any chance Paul Coker Jr. and his `Horrifying Clichés` in Mad Magazine?
    Just wondering…:-)
    Lovin yer stuff bigtime !!

  • LOL, thank you, glad you like it! I read MAD magazine as a kid sometimes, do they still make it?

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • carboneye
    carboneyeover 2 years ago

    I’m thinkin that the owner is in danger of being gobbled up as a side order accedently on purpose, and seem’s to know it :). Cool!::}}

  • Aw, no, he wouldn’t do that, LOL! Or maybe he would. Thanks, glad you like it!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 2 years ago

    Yup, the totally are!
    The ‘Horrifying Clichés’ were ‘illustrations": that put metaphor to common clichés… like `stuck on the horns of a dilemma’ had this guy impaled on the horns of this crazy monster drawn by Coker. I used to love those, and somehow your art brought me back there. Not that I`m comparing your styles, but the smiles are similar …:-))

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 2 years ago

    Ooops… let`s try this

  • I remember seeing ‘horns of a dilemma’ somewhere, maybe it was in Mad! Thanks for the link, and the name, and the mental trip back. That was a good magazine.

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 2 years ago

    Crikey, from the thumbnail it looked like the pet was swallowing the owner and I was scared to look…lol….now I see it was just panting for sustenance, which looks like it’s just the amuse bouche with much more to come afterwards…love the formality of the meal being served juxtaposed with the relaxed mien of the pet…really clever work as always Cindy…

  • Thanks, Janis, glad you enjoy it!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 2 years ago

    Horns of a delimma was in Mad magazine a long time ago along with other illustrations of various sayings that always had us in stitches as kids…as far as I know Mad is still around..

  • Yes it’s still around, I had to google it to find out, because I can’t remember the last time I saw a print copy on the newstand. When I was in junior high school, one or two of my friends and I used to read it in Math class. I loved the parodies and still vaguely remember one of the tv show Dragnet. Wish I’d kept all those issues!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 2 years ago

    I am happy there is no more dinosaur. do you imagin a brontosaur as a pet? lol
    great illustration Cindy. so really cool ;)

  • Thanks, Manon!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    Cute, excellent work, your perspective applications here are excellent

  • LOL, thanks, I just eyed the perspective so the scale of the floor tiles would give me the ‘look’ I wanted. I rarely have the patience or need of a ruler, LOL!

    – Cindy Schnackel

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