Art&Culture

One dog at the time

Anja Zaharanski illustrates one dog each and every day, and intends to continue to do so until her 365 Project halts on December 31st.

READ MORE
CLOSE

One dog at the time

Anja Zaharanski is a very, very busy lady. The talented artist has spent January ‘til June illustrating one beloved pup of friends, family or strangers each and every day, and intends to continue to do so until her 365 Project halts on December 31st. The aim of the game is to achieve this goal not for money (although submitters can order a print post completion), but for love. A love of dogs and art of all kinds, and a desire to reach her target whilst delighting others in the process.

Originally born in Poland, Zaharanski moved as a baby to Germany, and currently resides in the South, near Munich and close to the Alps. There are several dogs in the area whom she loves to watch interacting, saying “their behaviour is really interesting to me and I’m hoping to learn more about them in future”. Daily admiration for these dogs grew, and her website Dogs Can Bark was born.

A fan of all types of mediums, the self-taught artist has no desire to study art, preferring the journey of self-discovery.  She says, “I have always felt very connected to art however, I would not like to study it. Art for me is a part of my personality, and I’m fine with learning it by trial and error, even if that means that I have to fail more often. I’m very excited and curious about what I can create with different kinds of ‘tools’, and I enjoy having the freedom of developing the way that I think is the right one.”

Regardless of the medium however, Zaharanski’s sense of humour and fondness for dogs carries through in everything she does, particularly her love for her Border Collie Sui, who also inherits an amalgamation of ideas. Says Zaharanski “She loves to go to the vet and she actually can paint. I have a painting by her hanging on my wall, right next to a print of Van Gogh’s Field of Poppies. Her work is definitely very impressionistic so it fits perfectly next to it!”

Dogs Can Bark originally began as a showcase for her dog photography and stop motion videos. Zaharanski would draw then scan her subject then play with colours, textures and paintbrushes, ensuring no two pieces are alike. People began to catch on, and would send through pics of their own pooches to be illustrated, a habit which eventually inspired the 365 Project.

Anyone can take part in the project by simply sending through a pic of their pup. However, at the tender age of 22, Zaharanski has already garnered a cult following, and has had to halt all submissions to the project temporarily, due to overwhelming demand.

Despite the impressive workload, Zaharanski still has many more ideas up her sleeve, from studying communication design and graphic design to typography and photography work. She even has a secret new vision for Dogs Can Bark planned. We will be keeping our eyes peeled.


Artwork by Anja Zaharanski
To see more illustrations from the 365 Project, visit the site

Tags , , , , , , ,

32 Comments

  1. Clarence

    When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment
    is added I get several emails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thank you!

    my weblog; beyond raspberry ketone, Clarence,

  2. Rafaela

    This is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger.
    I’ve joined your rss feed and look forward
    to seeking more of your great post. Also, I’ve shared your site in my social networks!

    Feel free to surf to my web page :: Marvel Avengers Alliance Cheats

  3. Tammi

    Remember, contractor contracts and interests.

    New floors are usually taken in by selecting a contractor that can do is buy
    a Lamborghini. Calling for help with choosing a contractor
    that does not sound familiar to you with references and make each whole for any possible cuts in other instances, also known as closed caption transcript file.
    Insurance is now habituate of using these kinds of roofs, replacement of slates, reconstruct roof, it is time to sit down with is a pattern as they come from the average person an EE.

    Visit my page; web page (Tammi)

  4. Lenore

    Howdy! I know this is somewhat off topic but Iwas wondering wich blog platform
    are yoou using for thus site? I’m getting tired of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers andd I’m looking at alternatives for another platform.
    I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction oof a
    good platform.

    My page; san diego cosmetic acupuncture clinic

  5. Libby

    Hi, i think Һat i saw you ѵisited my web site thus i came to “return the
    favor”.I am attempting to find things to enhance my web site!I suppose itts ok to usе soome
    of your ideas!!

    my web blߋg – real estate in minneapolis

  6. Jude

    This is a very good tip especially to those new to the blogosphere.
    Short but very precise info… Thanks for sharing this
    one. A must read post!

    My website: best lice remedy

  7. Frances

    Admiring the dedication you put inhto your website and in depth
    information you offer. It’s great tto come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same outdated
    rehashbed material. Fantastic read! I’ve bookmarked your site
    and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

    My blog post fuma electronic cigarettes

  8. Everette

    You can check with local rental companies to geet
    aan idea of the selection that is available. It provides
    answer to your Instagram support requested in most desirable potential solutions.
    Facebook recently purchased Instagram for a billion dollars, leading many to question what Zuckerberg’s intent is.

    Here is my web site: buy instagram followers – dripfollowers.com,

  9. Monserrate

    There is no point having a website if you’re not serious about
    SEO, and backlinking is an absolute must. In general a full SEO plan is
    much more effective and is more work compared to individual submission packages found
    on the Internet. As mentioned, there are plenty
    of sites on the internet for the sole objective of running
    a net business.

    Have a look at my weblog; backlink creator

  10. Melanie

    Wow, fantastic blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your site
    is wonderful, as well as the content!

    my web site; weight loss pills

  11. Amparo

    Ƭhanks to my father who shared ѡith me about this web site, this wееb ѕife is really amazing.

    Here is my weblog :: incredibly sexy аrmy costumes (Amparo)

  12. Ben

    you’re actually a excellent webmaster. The website loading speed is incredible.
    It seems that you are doing any unique trick. In addition, The contents are masterpiece.
    you have done a excellent job on this topic!

    For a better informative review please click the link to this amazing site
    - ​hca garcinia cambogia – fedorahosted.org -

  13. Carlota

    The single problem in this 47-story structure had been a fire that broke out on two of its floors.
    At this time, even the most highly regarded comic book and comic strip artists, big names like Simon &
    Kirby, Eisner, Cole, and Wood, either found themselves scrambling
    for work, or getting out of the comics altogether and finding work in other fields.
    Stonehenge (England): We’re all quite familiar with the basic story outline and images surrounding Stonehenge.

    Take a look at my blog post little empire Cheat Tool 2014

  14. Edmundo

    Hi there! Do you know if they make any plugins to
    protect against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing
    everything I’ve worked hard on. Any tips?

    my webpage: ios iphone width

  15. Boris

    Asking questions are truly good thing if you are not understanding something totally, but this
    article provides fastidious understanding yet.

    Visit my website check it out now fatboy slim (Boris)

  16. Andy

    naturally like your website however you need to check the spelling onn several of
    your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling problems and I to find it very troublesome to tell
    tthe truth on the other hand I’ll surely come back again.

    Check outt myy webpage brazilian walnut flooring

  17. Berry

    hello there and thank you for your info – I have certainly picked
    up anything new from right here. I did however expertise some technical points using this website, since
    I experienced to reload the site many times previous to I could get it to load
    correctly. I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK?
    Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will often affect your placement in google and
    can damage your high-quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords.
    Well I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and can look out for a
    lot more of your respective interesting content.
    Make sure you update this again very soon.

    Feel free to visit my web page – CSR Racing Cheats and CSR Racing Hack Tool

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

CLOSE
Art&Culture
F&S_JohnAndGeorge_HowardGriffinGallery_Feature02

John&George

George is more than just John Dolan’s best friend. He is John’s inspiration and saviour. Howard Griffin Gallery’s current exhibition, John and George, pays homage to their friendship.

READ MORE
Art&Culture
Four&Sons_Showdogs_Feature

Under the cover of darkness

Death and wilderness play a key role in Lorna Evan’s haunting photography.

READ MORE
FourAndSons_SpikeVisser_Feature

Best of breeds

Sipke Visser’s new book lifts the lid on the fascinating world of dog shows.

READ MORE
Recommended
People
F&S_BenMedansky_Feature

Ben&Banjee

Ceramicist Ben Medansky and his sidekick Banjee
takes us behind the scenes of their Los Angeles studio.

READ MORE
Recommended
Recommended
Art&Culture
EE_USA.-New-York-City.-2000

Issue One — Available now

We are excited to announce that our premiere issue is available. Issue One is a collaboration with more than 50 artists and writers (and their dogs!) from around the world. Get your copy here.

READ MORE
Recommended
Recommended
Recommended