Cartoon background illustrations and dog cartoon characters for My First Doggie, an interactive animated game to help teach kids to care for their first dog.
Created in Adobe Illustrator CS5.
I’m not much of a football guy, but being a Cleveland native and a northeast Ohio resident — lots of people I know are. After poking around to see what kind of illustrations and artwork was out there for Browns fans, I was kind of disappointed to see some pretty weak “dog pound” designs.
That of course inspired me to create my own. I couldn’t tell you how the Browns Stadium “Dog Pound” got it’s name, but an aggressive dog makes for a great character for t-shirts.
I recall thinking that the biggest drawback to football mascots it having them wear a helmet since it obscures the head & face of the character. The Cleveland Browns currently have no official mascot, just the orange and brown helmet and colors. But with the unofficial fan-created “Dog Pound”, I found inspiration — just make the dog’s fur as if it were colored like the Browns helmet. Thus, the design was born.
This cartoon logo was created for a pet sitting company in Hawaii, and the client wanted a surfer girl riding a wave, as well as some pets joining her on the surfboard.