Portrait size: 8" x 10"
I was contacted by a lady and asked if I would create two coloured pencil portraits for Christmas. One of a Mackerel Cat for her daughter, and Benny the Cocker Spaniel, for her son. You can click the image below to view the second portrait of Taz.
The commissionee sent three photos of Benny, all of which was used to help create the final pencil portrait. The reference photo used, was the ideal pose, but the lighting was off and so I the third photo for his colouration. Benny also has a white wisp of fur on his chest that could not be seen on either of the other photos, and so I could use the second photo for this section. Providing a number of photos of the subject is recommended as it allows me to create the right colour and detail in the final portrait.
" Hi Karen, Just received the portraits. They are stunning and so lifelike.
I've just left them to be framed and they will be ready for Christmas. Thanks again, you are so talented "