Dala Pig: Blue Hampshire

Dala Pig: Blue Hampshire
2013

While the dala horse has come to symbolize Sweden, dala pigs and roosters are also often carved and painted in the same style as the traditional dalahäst.

Hampshires are one of the most recognizable breeds of pigs with their blue-black bodies split by the Oreo cookie filling band of white around their front shoulders and legs. As much as I don’t care for the physical reality of pigs, they are fun to draw (probably because one can clean them up a bit and completely eliminate their odor). And piglets are just plain amusing to watch as they wiggle and fight in a dog-pile to try to get to the food first.