Dec 13, 2008

Bandit finished!

Well I've finally finished Bandit's portrait! I've been speaking with the client all along and he seems quite pleased with the outcome. It is going to be a Christmas gift, so I'm excited to hear what the recipient thinks of it.

Bandit's pose in this drawing is different than the typical poses I'm used to, and I think it makes for a more interesting portrait. The client chose this pose because it portrays Bandit's personality, and I think it makes him look like a fun dog, ready to play! I always aim to bring out a pet's personality in their portrait, and hopefully I've done that here.

For my next and final commissioned pet portrait, I will be drawing a Siamese cat named Simon. This one will be a little different as well because I'll be using blue paper instead of white. Simon has beautiful colouring and vibrant blue eyes, so I think the blue background will make the whole thing pop! At least I hope so! I will post the first stages soon.


Linda Shantz said...

Great pencil work, Heather! I love the expression. Thanks for finding (and commenting on) my blog! I've seen your work on Facebook, too.

Do you know about the Canine Art Guild? We share a lot of info there on upcoming shows/contests - it's a good place to hear about such things, if you're interested!

Heather Page said...

Hi Linda, thanks for posting! I don't know about the Canine Art Guild, but I will definitely look into it. Thanks!