Lars is a stylish, but rather strange, artist who loves nothing more than painting spots. It is suggested he had some romantic feelings towards Cruella De Vil and, when the Baduns bring the puppies to Lars, he falls in love with them. He is inspired to paint, but Cruella declares that he is going to make a masterpiece out of puppy fur. However, Lars refuses, finding what Cruella has in mind to be sick and twisted. Enraged and disappointed, Cruella has him tied up and goes back to her original plan of making a puppy fur coat. At the near end of the film, he is seen reporting Cruella to the authorities as he recounts exactly what happened.