This was the 2nd portrait commissioned by the owner to match her first booked portrait of another Boxer dog named Poppy (see the bottom of the page) The stance was chosen so that they would 'mirror' each other when hung on the wall.
MEDIUM: Coloured Pencils
CREATING THE PORTRAIT:
As you can see from the reference photo, the eyes are rather dark minimising the detail I needed, however I was able to lighten up the eyes a little more and added the missing catchlights as well as lightening the rest of the face and also tone down the shadows in the white fur which was over exposed on the photograph - this all helped to balance out the image and the final Artwork.
INTERESTED IN YOUR OWN BESPOKE COMMISSION?
If you are looking to Commission your own bespoke portrait from me, from first contact I ensure all your portrait needs are met in an approachable and understanding manner and endeavour to capture the likeness and true character of your Pet or portrait in every piece I do. Every single piece is unique and hand drawn or painted to ensure it lasts a lifetime. If you wish to find out more, my COMMISSIONS page has been created to give you the information you need and if you need help choosing the perfect reference photo, take a look at my PHOTOGRAPHY page that gives lots of help and advice. You can always E-mail me, call/text or fill in my BOOKING FORM.
THE CREATION PROCESS
TESTIMONIAL FROM THE CUSTOMER:
"Such am amazing likeness of my "one in a lifetime" girl....there are not enough words to describe just how much we adore this old girl.
Thank you Karen for doing such an amazing job, I am one very, very proud mummy -
cant wait to get her framed and hanging in pride of place x"