This commission was especially fun. I was given total creative freedom, which can be either a blessing or a curse. In this case it was an absolute blessing because I had been looking at a lot of Peter Parnall’s work and I wanted to try something different.
I started by sketching the dog to get familiar with the forms, then I traced over my sketch with simple, bold, organic lines.
After transferring the lines to drawing paper, I colored each shape flatly with Prismacolor pencils and then traced over the lines with a 0.5 Copic pen.
The result was an exciting modern twist on a traditional portrait.