About Me

My photo
Mumbai, India
I'm a landrace dog fancier, birder and amateur arachnologist. Founder of the INDog Project (www.indog.co.in) and the INDog Club. Before that, worked with urban free-ranging dogs of Mumbai from 1993-2007. Also a wildlife conservationist working in the tiger reserves of central India with Satpuda Foundation.

This blog is for aboriginal breed enthusiasts. It is part of the INDog Project www.indog.co.in. Only INDogs (Indian Pariah) and INDog-mix mongrels are featured here. The two are NOT the same, do please read the text on the right to understand the difference. Our aim: to create awareness about the primitive natural breed called the Indian Pariah Dog/INDog. I sometimes feature other landrace breeds too.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Babu at the Academy of Fine Arts

More on Kathmandu-born Babu's experience as an artists' model in Maastricht! 
From proud owner Severine Gagnieu:
































'At the end of last year, Babu, 14 years old, got asked to model at the Academy of Fine Arts of Maastricht. 

This was for the section "scientific illustration" where advanced students have to study dogs' anatomy. Babu was the lucky dog to be chosen for this purpose.

This unusual drawing class lasted two hours and Babu did it perfectly.

After having inspected the classroom and met the new people around him, he went back to lying on his comfy blanket just as if he were at home. 


Teacher Jacques Spee explaining the anatomy of a dog to the students

























He just shifted his side from time to time or walked around a little before lying down again...but he kept quiet enough to give the students the opportunity to make very good drawings. 

Of course he got a lot of attention from everyone...and I think he wouldn't mind doing this over again.
























I wish to thank the students and great artists who allowed me to take pictures of the beautiful drawings they made of Babu and to share them on the internet with the INDog fan club.

Some of the brilliant drawings below!'


Babu by Maja Marcic




























By Maja Marcic










By Menno Balm

By Menno Balm




By Menno Balm
By Sonja Pawliczek

By Eva Strikkers



































































































By Eva Strikkers


























By Eva Strikkers






































Text and photos: Severine Gagnieu, Eva Strikkers
Maastricht, 
The Netherlands
Drawings: Maja Marcic, Menno Balm, Sonja Pawliczek, Eva Strikkers

Please do not use images or content from this site without permission and acknowledgment 

1 comment:

Prerna Sharma said...

great post here you can find more information on German shepherd and all Dog Breeds