Monday, 20 August 2007

J'apprends à dessiner les chiens

Bonjour, mes potes!

How I wish I could draw. Molly's owner knows that I would like to be more artistic and so she bought me this book from her recent holiday in France.

Now, my French isn't up to scratch (sorry Faya and Taky) but I think it reads:

I learn how to draw dogs

I was delighted to see that it gives instructions on how to draw a Wire Fox Terrier

The description of Wire Fox Terriers reads "Rapide et malin..."
I wasn't sure what malin meant so I did a quick search:
French word / mot français:

(a) smart, cunning, crafty, clever, sneaky

(b) malicious, malignant
I wholeheartedly agree that I'm smart, clever (and maybe a little bit cunning, crafty and sneaky), but malicious and malignant? Moi? Does that sound like the Jackson that you all know and love?
Once I have mastered the basic shapes here's what the end result should look like, according to the book:

Now excuse me for being picky, but have you ever seen a Wire Fox Terrier wearing an orange helmet?


Taky said...

Hi Jackson ...

ha ha ha ... you are very funny with your orange helmet ...

but I prefer you without it ...

When we say in french "ce chien est malin" ... you can say 2this hound is intelligent" ...

See you


Simba said...

I like the step by step guide to drawing a dog. No good for my Mummy sadly she would end up with a scribble.

Simba xx

Blue said...

A very good morning laugh...
TY Jackson!
On being picky, I know this August weather is a mite cool, but snow in Sussex!!!

Pats& pets

umekotyan said...

The sketch is learnt from mimicry.
The helmet of the orange is interesting. :)

from loved ume tyan

Jake of Florida said...

Hi Jackson,

It does also say we are the most famous of little must be that orange helmut!!! And then there are those Tintin books.

I think "malin" does fit us as we are definitely clever, wily, full of ruses...

Vive le fox terrier!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Ruby Bleu said...

Ha ha ha ha are SO much cuter (and no where near malicious) than that doggie in the picture. But that does look like a very cute book. Any Boston Terriers in that book? Probably not, huh?

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Balboa & Mommy said...

An orange hat and malicious, absolutely NOT!

I wonder how they would draw me?

Frenchie SNorts

Gardener~reverie said...

Hi Jx,

I know you are smart and handsome. But why you wear a red underpant on your head?


Gus said...

Hi Jax. I think the orange helpmet could be cute, but probably only on Asta NY. Orange is her signature color, remember?

Amber-Mae said...

Oh, that's a cute drawing of a Fos Terrier but yeah, I've never seen or met Fox Terrier infact, any dogs with orange helmets on their heads. LOL!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Faya said...

In Europe every WFT has to wear an orange helmet..... hum hum..hihihihi
Kisses, Faya

Maggie said...

The orange helmet is odd looking! Can you use it like a crash helmet and avoid hurting your head?

Love ya lots,

Koobuss said...

That looks like a real good book, Jackson. Thank you for sharing it and showing us how to draw a wft. My mom needed that lesson. She can't draw anything. I agree with you about the orange helmut. That really doesn't do anything for us. Orange is not our color.

Why did that book call us malicious and malignant? i think we are sweet and adorable!

Lots of Koobuss Kisses.
Love ya,
Your friend Koobie

Agatha and Archie said...

Well the orange helmet does add a certain je ne sais quoi to it,but malin?? Sacre Bleu!!!!! We must write to the editor.Avec amour,A+A

Lorenza said...

Hi, Jackson
That is a very interesing book. Looks easy to draw following those instructions!
Yes, looks strange that orange helmet!

Simba said...

BOL!! You are sooo right!! It's artistic license! BOL!

At least your breed was included in the book!

Asta said...

Hewe I am, I can wite on this new pooter, but not much else yet,Mommi is mumbling something about a leawning cuwve.
That dwawing bookie looks gweat, but boy awe they wong,none of us awe malign and nasty..Hmmm, the owange helmet, well I supppose I could wear it on my pwetend Vespa,but pawdonne moi,that's just a giggle.
gros bisous with smoochies

Joe Stains said...

what a cool book, but I cannot imagine what you might need a helmet for?? football?

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

iN ANSWER to your question (sorry fingers n the wrong keys there).....

No, I have never seen a WFT wearing an orange helmet. And if I had, I would request immediate medication and sedation......

Good pictures! love and licks, Marv xxxx

William Tell said...

Maybe the bright orange hair is why Mom is always saying that I have "some splainin' to do?"

William Tell

Stanley said...


I LOVE LOVE LOVE the helmet. Are you taking French lessons from Asta's Auntie Kawen??

Goober love,

Scruffy & Lacie said... you guys have Halloween over there early?? Like in August? Pretty cool, Jackson, pretty cool! Lacie said an orange and black bandana would accesorize your outfit. (Is that how you spell accessorize??) Hmm...
Pumpkin barks, Scruffy

fee said...

cool cool cool! i love your new book! is it in french only? and what's "mes potes"? like mashed potatoes?