Dog doodles by Sussex artist Hercule Van Wolfwinkle become a hit

These are the hilariously bad pet portraits people are queuing up to pay for.

Phil Heckels - who uses the pseudonym Hercule Van Wolfwinkle - admits his creations are 'really c**p' but the office worker has been inundated with requests from people desperate to see his interpretation of their beloved pet pooches.

The 38-year-old father, from Worthing, West Sussex, discovered his 'unique talent' after doodling a picture of his dog, posting it on Facebook and finding friends offering to pay for one of his portraits.

Since then, strangers have inundated Mr Heckels with around 150 requests a day. So far, he has completed 220 portraits.

As he was unwilling to accept payment, kind-hearted Mr Heckels has sent all his proceeds to homeless charity, Turning Tides and has raised more than £5,000 for the good cause.

Phil Heckels - who uses the pseudonym Hercule Van Wolfwinkle - admits his creations are 'really c**p'

The office worker has been inundated with requests from people desperate to see his interpretation of their beloved pet pooches

Phil Heckels - who uses the pseudonym Hercule Van Wolfwinkle - admits his creations are 'really c**p' but the office worker has been inundated with requests from people desperate to see his interpretation of their beloved pet pooches

The 38-year-old father, from Worthing, West Sussex, discovered his 'unique talent' after doodling a picture of his dog. One of his artworks, pictured

He posted an image of his dog on Facebook and found friends offering to pay for one of his portraits (example, pictured)

The 38-year-old father, from Worthing, West Sussex, discovered his 'unique talent' after doodling a picture of his dog, posting it on Facebook and finding friends offering to pay for one of his portraits

Strangers have inundated Mr Heckels with around 150 requests a day

So far, he has completed 220 portraits

Strangers have inundated Mr Heckels with around 150 requests a day. So far, he has completed 220 portraits

As he was unwilling to accept payment, kind-hearted Mr Heckels has sent all his proceeds to homeless charity, Turning Tides

Mr Heckels has raised more than £5,000 for the good cause

As he was unwilling to accept payment, kind-hearted Mr Heckels has sent all his proceeds to homeless charity, Turning Tides and has raised more than £5,000 for the good cause

These are the hilariously bad pet portraits people are queuing up to pay for

They invariably appear to be caricatures

These are the hilariously bad pet portraits people are queuing up to pay for, which invariably appear to be caricatures

Mr Heckels said: 'It all started when I was trying to coerce my son into making some thank-you cards'

Another one of his comical efforts

Mr Heckels said: 'It all started when I was trying to coerce my son into making some thank-you cards'

It doesn't take the artist long to draw his animal masterpieces

The quickest one so far took Mr Heckels about 30 seconds

It doesn't take the artist long to draw his masterpieces. The quickest one so far took Mr Heckels about 30 seconds

Mr Heckels said: 'I have had so many requests it's a bit of a lottery if you get one now. I have had to manage people's expectations'

Pictured, one of his attempts at a dog 'lying on its back'

Mr Heckels said: 'I have had so many requests it's a bit of a lottery if you get one now. I have had to manage people's expectations'

Phil Heckels (above): 'I sat with my son and doodled a picture of our dog. It was really c**p so I put a jokey post on Facebook saying "pet portraits for £299"'

However, he is now overwhelmed by requests, with a backlog of around 600 pictures still to do.

Mr Heckels: 'It all started when I was trying to coerce my son into making some thank-you cards. 

'I sat with him and doodled a picture of our dog. It was really c**p so I put a jokey post on Facebook saying "pet portraits for £299".

'A few friends contacted me asking me to draw their pets and then I started getting random requests from strangers who had seen the pictures. 

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