Buster - Red English Bulldog
This is the second portrait that was created at the same time as the White Bulldog and commissioned as a birthday gift to the commissionee's husband.
This is a great photo of Buster and really shows off his facial 'curves'. I opted to close his mouth on the portrait to offer a softer finish to the composition.
MEDIUM: Coloured Pencils
THE COMPLETED PORTRAIT
CREATING THE PORTRAIT:
It is always a little difficult to adapt a flash photograph into a pet portrait as the colours can vary to the outdoor, natural tones - however I was presented with a collection of photographs of Buster to ensure I was able to balance the tones. The over all composition was a great capture however, but I had to recreate the neckline to look more natural by searching for other images of Bulldogs online and ensuring the final detail looked as natural as possible, hopefully I got it right!
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