I am finally updating my blog and posting my last few drawings. This one is from May. I was contacted by a relative of my husband who lives in New York to draw this portrait of a border collie for her friend. I love being able to draw a dog tag to personalize the drawing with the dog’s name. I can do this even if it is not visible in the photo I draw from. If you are interested in a custom portrait email me at Rita.Rod.Frazee@gmail.com.
A few months ago I was contacted by a friend from high school who volunteers at Sacred Friends Wildlife Rehabilitation in Norfolk, Virginia. She asked if I could draw some of their animals so they could sell my art prints to raise funds to take care of their animals. After the holidays I had some free time so I got started with this drawing. The prints are in the process of being made and you can pre-order them on Etsy. Please help support this cause! Click the link for more info. https://www.etsy.com/listing/224242714/portrait-of-precious-the-peregrine?ref=shop_home_active_1
Jenn is another army wife who I met in Hawaii who asked me to draw her dog as a Christmas present for her husband. I always knew Jen loved her dog just like a child so I was thrilled she finally asked me to draw him! The photo a perfect pose of Maverick lying on a bed. I added the bone tag with his name just as she requested. I worked on this drawing in November, shipped it off and finally it was revealed on Christmas. Her husband was surprised and he loved it. She took a photo of his reaction to share with me.
I admit I have been a bit lazy and have not updated my blog with the past two drawings I have done. No more procrastinating, here they are. This portrait of two little dogs I did this summer (and I didn’t get around to posting it until winter!) These two dogs belong to a very important army couple we knew while my husband and I were stationed in Hawaii. General Tate was my husband’s commander who he deployed with all 3 times! His wife played important roles back home for all us army wives. They adore their dog Leila and always took her everywhere. When they moved out of Hawaii they got another dog Marley. They are so cute together and I was so pleased to have been asked to create this work of art for their home.
This is the final scan of a portrait I created earlier this year. If you look closely at the eyes you can see one is a little different than the other. The cat is blind. You might think this was a challenge, but it was actually an exciting and unique opportunity.
While drawing this, I had a newborn at home so it was very challenging to find time to myself. Luckily the customer did not have an exact deadline and I finished it in a month. Now my baby is a little older and I have precious time to work on portraits once she goes to sleep which is at a predictable time each night! (knock on wood)
I hope you enjoyed this pet portrait. If you would like for me to draw a portrait for you, check out my pricing page and send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to see photos of your pets! You can also like isketchpets on facebook.
This was a very special project for me…a color portrait for my husband on his birthday! This drawing is done in colored pencil and is 11×14. Took me 15 hours to complete. Needless to say, he loved it and so did our dog Leia!