This illustration is called "Canine Gothic", and is based on the famous "American Gothic" by Grant Wood. My husband asked me to use that painting this time, and Bella and her friend Fred, a sweet shy Springer Spaniel, are the models. This is dedicated to Ela Gluchowska, Fred's Mami.
I made two versions: one with a Comic finishing and the other in a more traditional/paint-like mode, which is shown here.
I tried to portray Fred and Bella as very rigid, serious and stiff canines. Like the human couple in the original painting, almost puritans. Bella looks very thin and angular, with a long neck, pursed lips and contrived posture. Fred wears metallic frames and looks quite imposing with his long shiny ears.