There is a company called Leonardo’s Dogs that takes two of my favorite things – art and animals – and turns them into something magical. As a design student, I studied Leonardo DaVinci in depth and have a huge appreciation for the artistic process he helped to create. The first time I saw one of Leonardo’s Dog Prints, I was transfixed. It was unlike anything I had ever seen and I immediately wanted one.
I am a horrible wife. I never ended up getting my husband a birthday gift when he turned 40-something last December. As a big bulldog lover, I knew the bulldog print would be the perfect gift. So what if it was a few months late… better late than never.
When checking out the website, I noticed that Leonardo’s Dogs don’t just cover dogs. There are also beautiful drawings of cats and horses. There are so many breeds to choose from, but here’s a tip… if you don’t see the breed you like, you can request a custom made drawing in the breed you want.
The drawing comes packaged in a cardboard tube, wrapped in paper and tissue. When I unrolled it, I was actually quite surprised.
The drawing is beautiful on the website, but is even more so in person. The craft that goes into these is incredible. I have no idea what the process is, but the paper is rich and elegant and the sepia tones make it very hard to believe this isn’t a vintage piece.
My husband… LOVED IT! He was as blown away as I was. We don’t have a lot of artwork up in our house because wall space is at a premium, but this piece will be showcased and treasured for years to come.
I found a vintage looking frame at Michael’s that would be perfect. The matting is a canvas/burlap material and the frame is a natural wood. It is just perfect.
With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day coming up, this would make the most amazing gift. Drawings come framed or unframed and the one I have measures 14″ x 14″. Take a look at the website and experience the beauty of Leonardo’s Dogs. I’m sure you will be as magically drawn in as I was.
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I was provided with a complimentary drawing in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are entirely my own and I was actually floored by how much I adore this drawing.