Monday, April 30, 2012

Pug Gardeners

With all their digging, pooping, peeing, and scratching, I don't think pugs would make very good gardeners.  In fact, I think they would completely destroy your nice lawn and garden.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pug DJ

This pug career was suggested by Scoutie Pug.  So Scoutie, this pug DJ dedicates this next song to you!  Today has been a very musical day for pugs here!

Pianist Pug

Look at how into the music this pianist pug is.  Although given the paw span of a pug, the music probably isn't any good.  Poor lil pug.  Hmm, maybe another career...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Pug Chauffeurs

During today's long run I tried thinking of some new pug drawing ideas and thought it would be fun to do some pug jobs/careers.  I thought of so many great ideas but once I got home all I could remember was pug chauffeur.  Ah well, good enough.  So here's a drawing of some pugs doing a very poor job of driving my car.  But they sure look darn cute driving recklessly!

Because of my inability to draw straight and do perspective properly, coupled with my poor ability to draw cars or anything mechanical, I did a pencil sketch first to make sure I got the dimensions as best as I could.  But I hate doing pencil drawings first.  I mean I like that I can do a more precise drawing, but after I go over it in pen, whenever I erase the pencil marks, it picks up a lot of the ink.  This happens no matter what pen or ink I'm using and is such a pain!  I then have to go over all the lines again which is just creating another opportunity to mess up.  Does anyone have any advice on how to prevent this?  Maybe it's the eraser I'm using?  I have one of those gray kneaded erasers.  I like the spontaneous looseness of just starting with pen and seeing how it goes, but it sucks when I mess up one part of it and have to start over.

Anyways, time to think of the next pug job.  Hmm.....

Friday, April 27, 2012

Every Week

In honor of this rough week that just won't end fast enough for me, here's a small doodle of how I feel throughout a week, pug style of course.

I think I want to do a more polished and larger version of this. Unfortunately I am incapable of drawing straight even with a ruler but I'm hoping a ruler and pre-pencil work will at least help keep the drawing somewhat straight!

TGIF - Have a great weekend!


This week's Illustration Friday topic is "jump." my pug is capable of amazing physical feats when food is involved.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


This has been a rough week for me at work and I feel just like this poor lil pug. Bah!

I came up with my blog name because "bah!" has always been my favorite thing to write in an email, im, or text when I'm feeling cranky, frustrated or disgruntled. So in honor of this crappy week that just won't end I say BAH HUMPUG!

Brown Noser

Brown nosers.  Don't you just hate them?

Pug Trees

I wish money grew on trees.  But my second choice would be for pugs to grow on trees.  Be careful you pick them when they're ripe!  The puppies need some more time to ripen, although they are super cute like that.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"Scary" Monster Pugs

These poor lil monster pugs are not that scary but they try.

Happy Hump Day!

After last Wednesday's pug pyramid, I thought it would be good to do another hump day celebration pug drawing. Woohoo we're halfway through the week!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Gnome Pug

Gnome pug wishes to decorate your lawn.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Fritillaria!

So many posts today! But I wanted to wish my friend Fritillaria a happy birthday! Check out her blog at Woman, Why Did You Buy That? !

Flutter Like A Pug

Whenever my pug meets another dog that she really likes she will bounce around so fast it's like she's fluttering across the ground in a semicircle. Seriously, it's like she's just bouncing around stiff legged like a wind-up toy. I love it - it always cracks me up!

Pug Karaoke

Have you ever done karaoke, Korean-style?  Where you go into a small, private, dark room with a disco crystal ball and tambourine and circular couch as you pick songs to sing from a black binder that play on the tv screen with weird, cheesy music videos?  Yeah, that's what the pugs are doing here.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rain, Rain, Go Away

It's been raining all day and pug and bunny are a bit sad that they can't go outside and play.  Sigh, I know rain is a necessity, but couldn't there be some breaks in the day?  Pugs and rain do not mix well.

Friday, April 20, 2012


This is for this week's Illustration Friday theme (heights). Poor lil koala pug now knows why koalas are always hugging tree trunks. It's because they're so high up and all afraid of heights. Too bad that's where the delicious eucalyptus leaves are.

I started doodling after I did the koala drawing and ended up doing another one that fit the heights theme. Poor lil pug on top is a little scared of heights - see his uncurled tail?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Emperor's New Clothes

This is The Emperor's New Clothes, pug style. At first I was going to do a more literal drawing with a naked pug surrounded by clothed pugs, but the more I thought about it the more I wanted to keep all the pugs nekkid. My sister and I always joke about how we like to let our dogs run naked in the house (meaning no collars). So this is what I ended up drawing instead. I was also going to draw more of a village in the background but thought it would look too busy with the the pug crowd up front. Plus I'm working in a pocket sized notebook so it would get a bit tricky for me and I didn't want to spend too much time on this.

Hope you enjoy the nude pugs! You pervs.


I had an old pug pillow that I've started using again since I gave away my old sofa pillows but my pug has taken over the pug pillow. She loves spooning it during naps and sometimes tries to climb on top of it only to have it shoot out from under her due to the slippery leather couch. I am convinced this is her way of saying she needs a pug buddy.

See the pug pillow love for real:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wednesday Pug Pyramid

Happy hump day!

I've been having a bit of a drawing block so I decided to just draw whatever came to mind to loosen up my pen. And here's what came out.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hunger Games (Pug Version)

For pugs, hunger is a constant.  Even after a big dinner, they are still hungry.  They are ALWAYS hungry.  So in my interpretation of Hunger Games, pug version, the Katniss pug is always hunting for more kibble out in the wild to feed the neverending stomachs of her pug family.  Hunger Games?  That's every day for every pug.

I finally saw the Hunger Games movie and wanted to do a drawing for it, pug style of course.  I did a drawing for Hunger Games a while ago and was going to post that, but when I was looking at it recently it now looks so old and outdated!
My caricature of pugs has changed a lot since this old drawing.  I kinda like seeing the evolution of my pug though.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Merpugs - they exist!  What?  You've never heard of merpugs?  Hmm, well it might be because they stay close to the ocean floor.  Their weight naturally keeps them down and so they only move around if they exert effort, and that isn't often.  And they tend to spend most of their time eating and sleeping soooo...  Hmm, no wonder merpugs are such rare sightings!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Puzzled Pug

This lil pug is puzzled as to where he fits in this pug puzzle.

Gummi Pugs

Gummi Pugs!  Bouncing here and there and everywhere!

My recent Cabbage Patch Pugs drawing had me feeling nostalgic for things from my childhood, so here's Gummi Bears, pug-style.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hansel & Gretel (Pug Version)

If Hansel and Gretel had been pugs, then the story would've been pretty short.  They would come across the witch's candy house and they would have eaten the entire house down to the ground.  No oven for the witch to try to cook them in.  Then, food coma.  The end.  

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cabbage Patch Pugs

Growing up I was very anti-doll and very pro-stuffed animals. I never got the appeal of hard, uncomfortable dolls. And even though Cabbage Patch Kids tried to find a happy medium, I couldn't get past the round, big, and hard heads. My sister's especially freaked me out because it was supposed to have a pacifier in its mouth but after that got lost the doll would just stare at us with puckered lips.

Anyways, wouldn't you much rather find a warm, furry, fat pug in a head of cabbage instead of a doll?!

What's That?!

I don't know if all pugs do this but anytime my pug sees another dog or car that she really likes or is fascinated by she will freeze with one paw in the air. Almost like she's pointing at it like a pointer. With a small nudge she'll go from frozen to racing like crazy to the object of her fascination. Weirdo pug.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Hug Your Dog Day!

Today is hug your dog day! I'm totally serious. Look it up! So go forth and hug your dog (more than your usual daily hugs).

True story: On my first car I had a license plate frame that said "Hug a Pug." I think it was a gift from my family but I can't remember. Anyways that's how I rolled all through high school. Oooh yeeeeah.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Pugs Don't Like Computers

Pugs don't like computers.

Mondays are always a little rough so here's a second doodle. This just poured out of my pen during lunch.


It's an octopus. No, it's a pug. NO. It's an octopug! I got this idea randomly in my head and couldn't shake it. I think I can do a better version with more planning and rough drafts but this was a fun one to crank out quickly. Ah now there's more room in my brain for new crazy pug ideas...

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter weekend!  I wanted to do a drawing for Easter, and I honestly tried to think of a less crass idea, but this image just stuck in my head and I couldn't get it out!  I also did an Easter themed drawing for one of my idioms (Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Basket).  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Friday, April 6, 2012

When Pugs Fly

You know that saying, "when pigs fly"? How much awesomer would it be if it were when pugs fly? Just replace the "i" with a "u"! If that ever happened in real life I would so be out there with the largest net I could find and capture as many flying pugs as I could!

Oh and because this is also for this week's Illustration Friday theme (vocal), I added some pug sound effects (which interestingly is probably very similar to the noises pigs make).

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Finally Finished The Pug Alphabet!

Finally finished the pug alphabet! Sunny is pooped from all the modeling she did for the alphabet and is passed out with her bunny. More adventures to come!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Pug Alphabet A-Z!

Here's the full pug alphabet!  I really enjoyed doing this series - it was a lot of fun!  One day I might clean this up and do a neater and more consistent job of all the drawings and lettering.  I'm also still trying to find the right mix of scanning and editing.  So let's go through the pug alphabet! (Update: I have a new version of the pug alphabet here and prints and other products with it are available at my Zazzle store here)
And here's the pug letters with the little rhyme.

Now I know my pug ABCs, next time won't your pugs sing with me!