Families of pigs gather at the Swill and Fill eatery for a meal. One pig notices a sow feeding her piglets and is offended by the public display.

If pigs were to ever dine out, this may be the kind of place frequented. The Swill & Fill (established March 3rd, 2014) is not likely to be featured on any reality TV cooking show. Pigs have no concept of ‘plating up’, so slop in a trough is bound to be the daily special.

When I get a chance, I hope to come back and animate the sign in the background because every neon sign deserves to flash off and on annoyingly and flicker given the opportunity.

The pig in the background looks a bit sad and lonely. He is supposed to be a bar tender, but it looks more like he’s drinking alone. In retrospect, I should have drawn a pig at the bar for support that he could have been serving.

I’d never drawn so many pigs or piglets before, so this was new for me. The best part about the piglets is that they are so squished up together that they obscure one another. This cut down on the number of legs and trotters, ears and other features that would otherwise need drawing.

One thing I was a bit disappointed with is the sign on the left in the background. I’d drawn a really nice wolf, but to make it a no wolves sign, I covered most of it with a red circle with a bar through it. Perhaps it would have worked better with text below the sign stating ‘No Wolves Allowed’.

This drawing isn’t meant to be making a social comment. I just thought it might be amusing within an animal context.