Saturday, October 14, 2017

Duke and Sophie

My client, Meg commissioned me to do a colored pencil portrait as an early Christmas gift for her husband, Greg. They gave me lots of excellent reference photos of their two rescue dogs, Duke and Sophie. Duke is a gentle Golden Retriever, and Sophie is a mixed breed terrier. They are best of friends, and apparently Duke is very protective of his little Sophie. What a lucky girl she is to have such a devoted big brother! 

"Duke and Sophie" - colored pencil, 14 x 11

I was asked to combine the two dogs into one portrait, using the two separate reference photos shown below. With such beautiful photos, working on this portrait was a real delight!

Reference photo of Duke

Reference photo of Sophie

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