Angus - White boxer dog
This was gifted to Bianca, Angus's Mum, by friends and so she chose a few of her favourite photographs and left me to decide which one would be the best for a portrait. I thought this image was lovely because it was such a soft and subtle image, it was also taken on the day she was out with her friends who purchased the portrait for her, and their 4 Boxers too so that made it even more special.
MEDIUM: Coloured Pencils
THE COMPLETED PORTRAIT
CREATING THE PORTRAIT:
Although there was a blue tinge on the reference photo caused by the presence of snow and some shade to the left side of his face, these were relatively small changes that needed to be made, the main change was Angus's eyes as they were not wide open, so I decided to open his eyes more and add in the catchlights to ensure balance over all. Using natural (sunlit) photos of other White Boxer images as extra reference, I was able to layer the fur correctly and decided to remove the body harness and the blue dog tag as I felt they both distracted from Angus's sweet face.
TESTIMONIAL FROM THE CUSTOMER:
Just want to say a BIG THANK YOU . It's amazing, beautiful, Angus and I love it so much!!
We will both treasure as it means so much to us regarding true friends/ family, life, happiness and boxers xxx