Lili Chin's artwork is unique, charming and expressive, so it only makes sense that her artwork should feature some of the most unique, charming and expressive animals of all: dogs!
Chin is a Los Angeles-based illustrator who founded FWAK! Animation and co-created the Warner Bros' hit animated series "Mucha Lucha." Lately, however, much of her artwork has revolved around canine companions.
The idea for Chin's canine-inspired artwork began rather organically, and was inspired by the dogs she fostered through the animal-rescue group Boston Buddies and her own rescue dog, Boogie. Chin tells The Dodo that "I drew them all the time and blogged about them. This was back in 2007. People saw my drawings and wanted me to draw their dogs so I started a fundraiser for Boston Buddies - donations in exchange for pet portraits. I had so many requests that I turned the project into a pet portrait business: Doggie Drawings. I continue to donate a percentage to rescue."
Chin's favorite charity to donate to is Boston Buddies, though she lets her portrait clients choose which group they'd like their donation to go towards.
(Photo courtesy of Lili Chin)