Friday, 27 February 2015

Old Man Grey Meets Barney

Hello my loveliest of blog readers. I have an exciting post for you today. It involves dogs and you all know how much I love dogs. I mean, I am full on crazy dog lady and proud. So this post is great for me...and any dog fans out there...but mostly me...I love dogs....got that?
Anyways, to the point, a friend at work was enlightening me into the world of his Pinterest and he showed me Old Man Grey. Old Man Grey is a fantastic illustrator named Grey who creates wonderfully witty and clever illustrations. Old Man Grey is the persona in which Graeme feels je will become in 50 years. I am sure by then he will have made a wonderful lifestyle and legacy of his fantastic doodles.
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"Along with Oldmangrey or OMG, the main character is my actual real-life dog Pip, who is immortalised as the completely mental Pip the Dog. About six months ago, dog lovers across the land of internet started getting in touch to say how much they liked my illustrations of Pip, and would I draw their wee dogs also? It's really taken off recently with around 30-40 requests a week, which is awesome as it keeps me busy and keeps people interested in the work, and the commissions rolling in. Recently I've even broken the US, albeit small just now, with work heading off to Illinois, NY and San Fran, which is really exciting for me. I also draw pretty much anything as people often request a sketch of themselves alongside their dogs." 



Old Man Grey's real 'Pip'



Old Man Grey very kindly offered to draw my best bud Barney for me. Having Barney in my life since I was 8 years old is a pretty big deal. He has been through every phase of my life with me and I would be lost without that little happy waggy tailed soul. I have always wanted cartoon style drawing of Barney because it suits his personality so well and it's something to treasure. He is so bonkers and care free with a larger than life personality and that the thought of not having him around forever is frightening but I am grateful and blessed to have had him by my side through my childhood, teenhood and beginning of my adult life. He has quite the fan base with my friends and family all over the UK because he leaves such a long lasting impression. You always know when you've met Barney! Below is the photo I sent of Barney. I feel OMG has captured his cheeky tongue very well.


If you would like to check out more of Old Man Grey's amazing work and request for something yourself then check him out on his social channels:

"My main hub is my instagram as that is where the bulk of my modest following sits just now but I'm also across other branches of the internet too and looking at some pretty exciting projects for next year at the moment.
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I take commissions anywhere across the formats but my email, and the best way to get in touch is - oldmangreysmind@gmail.com

Instagram.com

oldmangreyFacebook.com

storiesofoldmangreyPinterest.com

oldmangreystoriesofoldmangrey.tumblr.com 

Twitter.com/oldmangrey13"

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did. I seriously recommend you check out Old Man Grey's Instagram, Pinterest and so on, his illustrations are so cute and fun! 
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10 comments

  1. aww i love these illustrations!! theyre so cute. id love it if youd comment back http://www.amyelizabethfashion.com/2015/02/juggling-life.html xx

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    1. They are adorable! Thanks for reading :)

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  2. No problem at all, have a lovely day! OMG x

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  3. I don't think an illustration could have captured Barney any better! What lovely work! xoxo

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    1. I agree! Thanks for reading and commenting B :) xxx

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  4. What a brilliant gift idea. My parents would literally LOVE this. And they just got the most deliriously cute boston terrier pup so perfect timing!

    Georgina
    foxonthehunt.com

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    1. It is a lovely idea. And Boston terriers are so cute, your lucky parents! Thanks for reading :)

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  5. That's fantastic! We've had our collie for a little over 10 years now and she's beginning to show her age and I just cannot bare the thought of her not being around. She even used to walk to the end of our lane to meet me from the school bus all by herself. Where would we be without dogs? x

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    1. Awh that is so lovely! Thank you for reading as always Rebecca :)

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