Sunday, August 9, 2009

"Baxter" ( Pet Commission )

This is my latest pet portrait. Meet "Baxter". This piece was commissioned as a Christmas gift for the client's daughter. Having never seen this little fella in person, I worked from reference photos which were e:mailed to me.

Personally, I feel that I have captured him and it is finished, but the final, ultimate say on that is always left to the customer. I'll let her look it over and if need be, I'll make any adjustments she may recommend. It's pretty easy to render a dog, but it's much more challenging to capture their dog, since they know him best. I can't always trust photos 100%, as they sometimes fall short of a true representation.

In any case, this was a really fun piece to create and I enjoyed working on it.


Anonymous said...

He looks great Wilson! I'm sure the customer is satisfied, I would be!

Wilson said...

Well, I hope she is. I feel I pretty much captured what the photo showed me. I don't know of anything I'd do differently. Is that a good sign??? lol

Anonymous said...

It has to be a good sign! :) I think I might attempt to do a painting of my dog, but I don't know how accurate it will turn out. :) Practice makes perfect I guess!


Anonymous said...

Haha! I'm slacking off again...I actually put a painting that I started last fall back on my easel...haven't touched it yet but I plan on it! I also need to take a trip to the art store for some canvas too. I've been storming about a few ideas that I want to try out. I'll go this week so I have something to do on the weekend! :) See...I just needed someone to say something! LOL!

Wilson said...

Well, if I'd known THAT was all it would take, I'd have mentioned it sooner! lol