I've just finished my latest curly commission: 2 beautiful Labradoodles, and I thought I would take you through the process, just in case anyone wondered about commissioning something themselves and were too afraid to ask!
Now, although these 2 pups love each other they rarely pose together beautifully in the same photo. So, for this birthday commission I got hold of 8 photo's to pick and choose the best bits (and then had to request 2 more of Flo looking in the right direction, to match her to Lola's gaze!). Good photo's are the key really, along with lots of info about the pet themselves.
I picked my favourite two images and double checked that the client was happy with the composition idea. I rescaled the photos' on the computer so I could make sure I was sketching them proportionally to one another, then I got to work on a draft. I also ran this past the client to make sure he was 100% happy before I started.
|composition plan and colour|
|filling in the detail piece by piece|
|building up layers of highlights and shadow|
|bringing it into focus with some sharp pencil work|
The other thing that my client was delighted with was the £5 donation to the Dogs Trust. His girlfriend opened the parcel today for her birthday and said "it was the best present she had ever had, ever!".
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