CHARLIE - Staffy pencil portrait
STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER
Charlie was booked as an Xmas Commission by the same Commissionee as Molly the Boxer portrait. The Commissionee booked this as a surprise gift for his Father and with only a few weeks left until the big day, I ensured the portrait was completed in time.
MEDIUM: Coloured Pencils
THE COMPLETED PORTRAIT
CREATING THE PORTRAIT:
I was provided with some mobile photos of Charlie taken both outdoors (Best option) and indoors, however the best reference photo used was the indoor one and Charlie's colouration looked quite dark against the outdoor photos, so working with all images supplied, I was able to balance it out. I decided to adapt Charlie's eyes as he was squinting in the main reference picture but could see on the other photo's received, that he had these lovely big brown eyes and I wanted the portrait to truly reflect his character.
TESTIMONIAL FROM THE CUSTOMER:
"Portrait of Charlie is looking great!!!"
"Thanks ever so much for all your hard work. I am really happy with the portrait"