A special Daddy & daughter Christmas commission - I’ve done a couple portraits with this color style and I’ve got ideas brewing for some more! The trick for this one is to let the paper do the work and use very light layers of chalk and charcoal. :)
Their owners asked me to bring their 3 Scotties together using 6 different photographs that were taken over the span of about 20 years. All three were a very special part of their family and it was so neat getting to learn how each one filled a special place.
Created with chalk and charcoal on 16x20 gray Strathmore paper in about 60 hours.
These two sweet faces were commissioned by the most understanding client I could ever ask for. Half way through drawing this piece, I lost my beautiful puppy Brooke. She was 13 and a very big part of my family. I found it impossible to continue this piece while I was grieving and my client, having lost one of the sweeties above, knew exactly what I was going through. She gave me all the time I needed - and because of that, these two sets of big puppy eyes helped heal the ache of loosing my own sweetheart.
Created with pastel pencils and pastel bars on tan paper in about 95 hours.