I have especially been --mindful-- of two things when planning this piece:
- I want it to be fun.
- I wonder how other people who draw greyhounds, and landscapes, deal with the "leash issue?" (If you don't have greyhounds, just an FYI that greyhounds cannot be off-lead and most adoption groups require you to sign a contract stating you will NEVER let the dog off leash for the safety of the dog)... so in this case I feel guilty about doing this sketch... should I add a leash in there somewhere?? A fence to show she's in a fenced yard? I mean, I know this probably sounds really funny and/or stupid to non-greyhound people, but I feel strange and GUILTY drawing a greyhound loose because a greyhound off-leash is such a loose cannon- they are sighthounds, taught to chase what moves and ignore distractions (i.e. the race crowds OR a frantically shouting owner- they sound the same lol). I feel like I am endangering the dog in my picture and violating some leash contract. Encouraging off-leashedness, being reckless-! Lord have mercy-!!!! I think, for the sake of my own over-active conscience and paranoia about Lucy In the Picture, I will have to add a fence in there somewhere.