I have a whippet called Pegasus who I absolutely adore. She is my little shadow and my best friend. I always wanted to have a whippet, I love their elongated shape and just think that they are beautiful. A lot of my earlier drawings of people and animals were always distorted, quite angular and "whippet like".
I also have a fascination with painter Lucian Freud. He (like) me had a passion for horses and dogs and used to keep whippets. In some of his paintings he had a brindle whippet just like Pegasus and so I drew this in homage to him.
I was really pleased with the way the pencil sketch turned out and I especially like the flowing shape of the legs. So much so I have decided to turn this one into an oil and use Lucian Freud's brindle whippet oil paintings as inspiration.