This was a Birthday Gift for the Commissionee's husband so the photos were sent discreetly through Facebook. I was asked to create 2 separate portraits of their British Bulldogs, Reggie & BUSTER and was given a collection of photos to choose from, of which this one was chosen to be the best for the portrait.
MEDIUM: Coloured Pencils
THE COMPLETED PORTRAIT
CREATING THE PORTRAIT:
White dogs are quite difficult to photograph and it was a bit of a struggle to ensure the final portrait was as full of detail as possible as much of the white areas had been bleached out by the sun and so I went in search for other images of a White Bulldogs online and created what you see here. I also wanted to create the illusion of Reggie sitting down as opposed to him stood looking up, simply to give a more relaxed pose but the problem with making many changes is that it may not end up looking like the same dog. The feedback I receive from the customer told me that I'd got it right and that is priceless!
TESTIMONIAL FROM THE CUSTOMER:
OMG Karen, I just don't know how to express my gratitude!! the portraits are truly amazing, I am simply blown away by the quality and how you have managed to capture their true likeness, the eyes in particular are just lovely. Hubby was totally blown away by the beautiful portraits, best pressie I have ever bought - thank you Karen, you have MADE this birthday! xx