When you grow up drawing monsters, sometimes along the way your Mom might ask if you can draw flowers or something "nice."
I eventually got around to painting some "nice" things for Mom. Here is an image I did one year for the folk's Christmas card depicting their schnauzer, Max. I think I based the composition on a found Christmas hang tag or something. I believe their dog was still living at the time, though the image might suggest otherwise.
4X6 Gouache and ink