The little doggies are coming along! Actually, they're done, but I wanted to show you the process I go through in a pet portrait.
Meet Charles Dickens "Charlie", Henry Wadsworth Longdog, and Pooh. I think their daddy must have the soul of a poet!
I talk to the client and we figure out what they're looking for. The owner sends me lots of photos, too. I like to know what makes their pets special, and what their personalities are like, favorite toys, beds, etc. Usually, they have seen some of my work before, and are looking for something similar.
Then I start painting. And I paint and paint and paint. That's where I spend most of the time.
And finally...whew! It's done.
This is "Jarrell's Boys". Aren't they cuties? Those dogs are VERY loved. And aren't their beds adorable? Their owner said they're actually cat beds, but the dogs are little bitty, so it works. I especially enjoyed painting the fruity wallpaper and those lacy curtains.