This beastie is here to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the founding of this Blog, "Art By-Products." I started ABP in 2008, and it seems as if no time has gone by since I started it. This Blog has become an important part of my life as it is one of the few ways I get to share my art with other folks all over the world. Thanks for your faithful visits, my handful of By-Product fans.
The "foo dog" is really a lion in Chinese art, but this fellow is neither lion nor dog. It's a large species of moth whose caterpillar resembles a shaggy Chinese dog. As he grows older, his wings will become moth wings and he'll be able to fly around and defend his territory.
Foo Moth is Photoshop, about 6 1/2" x 7", March 19th, 2012.