Bilbo is a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen. I drew him for client Tony Goode and his wife here in the UK. Tony called me here in the studio out of the blue one afternoon asking if i was the person he saw at a stand at Crufts that year. I have been to Crufts, however it wasn’t me who was there that year. I did try to find out for Tony who it was however I was unable to. Tony and myself got chatting and we got on really well. He decided that it was meant to be and he commissioned a portrait from me instead! I was over the moon!
Tony was a great photography and has been a keen hobbyist for many years. So the photos he sent of Bilbo were superb. We love it when clients have wonderful photos for us to work with! Bilbo was been a joy to draw. I have added the final scan of the portrait and some photos of the portrait with my pencils to give scale.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen – Photos
Here are a fe photos of Bilbos portrait when it was completed. It is laying on my plan chest and I always feel the photos of our portraits always come out better than the final scans. I hope you like them too!
Here is Bilbo’s portrait in situ! We received a wonderful photo from Tony when the portrait was all framed. Nicholas and myself particularly love the triple mount with the dark line which really brings out the drawing. We can’t thank Tony and his wife enough for taking this photo. We have added a testimonial from Tony which was sent with the photo.
I just wanted to say how thrilled we both are with the portrait of Bilbo. As you can see it is now framed and hanging in pride of place in our front room.
Commission your own portrait
If you have a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen and would like a portrait drawn similar to Bilbo, why not head on over to my website. Take a look at my pricing and information page which should give you plenty of information before getting in touch. Drop me a line at any time. You are more than welcome to email photos of your dog too. I would love to see them!
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