Happy Birthday to you, secret present receiver - I hope you have a wonderful day and like your gift!
|Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Banku|
Today's artistic offering is a rendering of Banku, an elegant old lady who is, I believe, a rhodesian ridgeback cross. She's the beautiful fur-baby of my special gift recipient.
I adored recreating Banku's image and personality, using my trusty Conte pastels on Canson pastel paper. Trust me when I say that it really is a challenge to create a close depiction of a beloved pet - I truly hope that I have managed to do her some justice. (In case you are wondering, I deliberately decided against adding or shading in a background, as I really wanted Banku to be the star feature of this artwork.)
Thank you for reading this post today and thereby sharing my pleasure - it feels wonderful to create something meaningful - Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend everyone!