Some pet images work exceptionally well larger than life, and this striking pose was another great one for this.
“All three were the first woman from their respective countries to obtain a degree in Western medicine from a Western university.”
A fresh new type of commission: an animation cel portrait!
A commission with a more cartoony and colorful style that didn’t need detailed photo references.
These portraits are more accurately “animal friends” rather than pets – this time, horses! The first portrait in the middle was a commission, and the two on the sides are horses at The Right Step, Inc.
Like Tobey (from Tobey’s Gaze), TJ has a bunch of fluffy white fur and a piercing gaze.
This is a fun combination of a few techniques I’ve been wanting to try more: an extreme crop, asymmetric multiple canvases, and textures.
This is the most ambitious pet portrait I’ve done to date: five distinct cats, from completely separate reference photos, combined to appear to be sitting together.
More pet portraits – here’s a bunch of dogs I’ve painted so far this year.
I put out a call for pet portraits early in the year and have done quite a few since then. Most of them I held off on posting because they were gifts and I didn’t want to spoil the surprise. This batch is cats!
I decided I wanted to paint more, and to make more paintings for friends.