Today reveals the last Christmas gift commission:
Medium: Graphite on paper
Size: 5 x 7
Time to complete: About 4 or 5 hours
Purpose: Commissioned by Pam B. as a Christmas gift for her boyfriend
Thought process: With the exception of a little cropping of the picture for a better composition, it was pretty straight forward.
However, there was an added element to this piece that made it a little harder on me: Pam and her boyfriend were expecting this to be Natty’s last Christmas, so the pressure was on to make sure that the piece was something they would treasure and remember their beloved pet for many years to come.
Sadly, Natty passed away before the drawing was ever completed.
Favorite parts: I love the fur! I feel like I’m getting a hang of drawing in fur 🙂
Least favorite part: I feel like I didn’t get the perspective or the darks dark enough. I feel like I say this often, so it’s something I’ll be working on.
Fun tidbits: Because this drawing is smaller than a lot of the ones I do, I was able to take it with me to the Gaslight Holiday Celebration and work on it during the quiet times
This is the fourth dog drawing I’ve done.
This is my third commission from the Western New York Artists website.
That wraps up the Christmas commissions! What piece did you like best?