|Zeke (Left) and Darius|
I must be honest and say that I found the experience to be quite stressful - after all it is one thing as a beginner artist to draw a dog, it is quite another to draw a dog that looks lifelike and look like the same dog that you are using as a reference picture. Then imagine compounding the stress by attempting to draw both dogs on the same piece of quality and expensive paper without smudging the pastel. Eeeeek!
Despite these feelings, I am very proud how this portrait turned out in the end. Thank you Natty Nat for the wonderful opportunity! May it just be the start of many... (she writes wistfully)
[Oh, and I was uber excited to spend my entire commission buying more pastel paper and pastels! Oh the guilt-free fun I can have!]