Welcome to my Dog Pencil Drawing of Mike. Barry, from Australia, emailed me to find out if I would be able to draw his dog. Sadly Mike passed away very suddenly and Barry was devastated. He was a true and loyal friend to Barry and was a very special dog. With this in mind, Mike wanted to have a portrait of him to remember him by and felt a pencil drawing would be perfect. Mike was a very special dog and very much Barry’s best friend.
Barry emailed me lots of lovely photos however had an idea in mind for his drawing. He requested using two photos, one of Mike as a puppy and one of him as an adult too. This way Barry could remember Mike in two stages of his life. What a wonderful idea! I am surprised that other clients haven’t thought about doing this before. Although my montage drawings could work in a similar way, this allows us to have two detailed drawings in one portrait.
Dog Pencil Drawing of Mike – Video
Here is a short video of the portrait of Mike, also with my pencils to show scale. I have narrated the video too. It was a 16 x 12 drawing on Italian Fabriano watercolour paper, drawn by me – Melanie! I hope you like it.
Photos of Mike
Here is a photo of my portrait of Mike, along with me also actually drawing on the portrait.
Barry very kindly had a photo taken of him with the portrait. It’s fantastic and I can’t thank Barry enough for doing this for me. I also love the frame Barry has chosen and the detail of the back undermount which creates a dark line around the portrait works really well.
Finally, if you would like to have a portrait similar to Mikes drawing please do drop me a line, I would love to work with you. Why not drop me a line and send your photos. You could also have a portrait of your dog where it depicts them at different ages too. I can be contact via my website contact page or drop me a message via WhatsApp. Don’t forget to also tell me your favourite photos and I can create you a design of how your portrait could look. Let me know your ideas when you get in touch.
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