Welcome to my latest Great Dane pet portrait of Deano, Ole & Neo. Our clients wanted a portrait of their three beautiful great danes, two of which sadly aren’t with us any longer. Only the great dane on the right called Neo. Nicola emailed all of the photos she had of Deano and Ole. To find out if they were suitable for a portrait. I created a mockup using the two best photos of them. I then asked Nicola to take some new photos of Neo in her garden, with him at a particular angle. This allowed me to add Neo into the scene. With a few mockups going back and forth, a a couple fo photoshoots later, we had the perfect composition!
Nicola decided she also wanted her portrait at 24 x 18 inches. Thats a good size for such stunning animals as Great Danes. Above all you don’t want to have anything too small for a large dog breed size. The portrait came out really well and Nicola was thrilled. You can read Nicola’s email below which she saw the portraits final scan. If you scroll down further you can also see photos of the portrait with my pencils. Plus some happy client photos too!
I’m literally speechless! What a fantastic job you have done, the portrait is amazing! You have captured them perfectly! It will be something we can treasure and look at forever! Thank you so much. Of course, I would be delighted to send you a photo once it’s framed and taking pride of place in our lounge!
Nicola used her friendly local framer to frame the drawing of Deano, Ole and Neo. We absolutely love it. Their silver frame is beautiful and the colours work very well with the black and white drawing – very striking! My drawing is also accompanied by a triple mount with a black inner mount which compliments the drawing beautifully. I can’t thank Nicola enough for taking the time and photographing the drawing for me.
Great Dane Portrait – Photos
I taken a few photos of the Great Dane Pet Portrait along with my pencils below. I try to take photos like this so my clients can see the drawings a little more naturally than a flat on photo or scan. You can see the drawing and the delicate strokes a bit more clearly.
Adding the pencils gives the drawing scale and you can see the size of this one is perfect for three Great Danes! Especially as they have been portrayed full body. They are a fairly large breed of dog and so the larger sized portraits do suit the larger breeds better.
Taking photos of the drawings in the studio is definitely not easy though, especially with our dull UK weather! We have photography lights which do help, but there are always shadows or darker areas on the paper where the lights don’t reach! Thank goodness we can edit them in the computer to lighten or darken them.
Commission Your Own Great Dane Portrait
If you would like to commission your own painting or drawing from either myself or Nicholas we would be delighted to hear from you. Consequently, email us a few photos that you feel capture your dog well. In addition let us know about the kind of portrait you have in mind. We are always here to give help or advice and chat about your ideas for a portrait. Visit my websites contact page and drop me a line today!
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