I hate letting my customers down. I really do.
When I say I’ll have a piece done by such and such date, I do my best to make it happen. Usually it works out well, but there are times where life decides to get in the way.
I got this commission around the same time I was asked to do Lassie. They were both on track to be finished by the appropriate date, but if you recall from the Lassie reveal, life happened and I hurt my drawing hand. Both pieces were forced to go on the back burner for a lot longer than I had hoped while I healed.
Finally, I healed, was able to finish both pieces, and then had to wait and wait until this one was hand delivered a few days ago before revealing her. It’s been a long time coming to get here, and I’m pleased to share with you this drawing:
Title: Untitled (Horses)
Size: 8″ x 10″
Medium: Graphite and white ink on paper
Purpose: Commission by Cody B. as a gift to his wife, Liz
Thoughts on this piece: It was pretty straight forward. Cody had two different pictures, one of each horse, and wanted them combined into one drawing.
Problems with the piece: Getting a good amount of contrast between the darks and lights, horses and trees, and still having it look the way it should was a struggle. There was a lot of back and forth between darkening and erasing, but I think it turned out okay.
Fun tidbits: Cody lived down the street from me growing up; he’s like a brother to me, so it was fun getting back in touch with him while we worked on this project.
I’ve had many people ask me about doing a horse piece; I hadn’t had time to do one on my own, so this worked out perfectly.
Product availability: I just got permission; this piece will be available as prints very soon! Keep an eye on my Facebook page for their debut.
I’ve done multiple dogs and now horses; what animal should I do next? Be thinking of things you’d like to see me attempt as next year I’ll be taking a full month to do a drawing a day, and I need all the help I can get coming up with a list! Let me know what should be on the list in the comments below 🙂