We’re giving one lucky reader the chance to win a gorgeous pet portrait of their hot hound or cool cat by Foxy & Dilly. Read on to find out how to enter.
The bold, unique style and striking use of colour works a dream in capturing the cheeky and charming character of their four-legged subjects – and we’re giving our lovely readers the chance to give their own crazy kitty or handsome hound a Foxy & Dilly treatment!
The talented illustrator behind Foxy & Dilly is Lee Boulton, who has designed work for the likes of Virgin and the Kaiser Chiefs.”My illustration style is always very graphic and minimal but hopefully with a touch of charm and wit thrown in for good measure,” he says.
After being commissioned by a friend to draw his cat and dog – Foxy and Dilly, word spread and his portraits are now in hot demand. “My approach to capturing the real character of the pet is firstly to ask the owner for some indication of what they see as their ‘iconic’ pose. This, along with singling out and simplifying their distinguishing features helps me to produce something that represents the unique personality of the pet as the owner sees it,” he says.
Lee has also looked to his own slightly more reluctant muse for inspiration. “We have a little black moggy called Florence and I recently got round to doing her portrait as I felt bad leaving her out. She’s often quite grumpy but is happiest lying in a cardboard box licking crisp dust off your fingers.”
For your chance to win a pet portrait by Foxy & Dilly (worth £150.00)– please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details (including your @ twitter & instagram handles if you have them), a picture of your pet and why you think they should win (in no more than 50 words). Please make sure you like us on facebook and follow us on Twitter, Google+ and Instagram where all our entries will be posted and the lucky winner will be announced. The winner’s print will also be posted on StyleTails in all its four-legged glory.
Deadlines for entries – Sunday 15th December.
Each of Foxy & Dilly’s pet portraits are 500 x 700 mm (standard B2 poster size), printed on Canson Aquarelle Rag 310gsm (nice and thick with a watercolour texture).