Boy, I started this one over a year ago. With the way things have been going, I just couldn't seem to finish it. The lady that commissioned it had bought my "inudoshi", and wanted a companion piece to go with it. She emailed me off and on over the past year, and finally I got around to finishing it. Both paintings are 5 x 3 inches. I should mention, these are in a different style than I'm currently working in. Here's the first one:
And the second one to match:
The kanji on the first one is the kanji associated with "year of the dog" in the Chinese/Japanese zodiac, and the kanji on the second one is simply "dog" (inu). The dogs are shiba inus, a Japanese breed.