Look at this crazy dog! This is a commissioned piece for the dad of a co-worker. Zella has been through every canine training course available, but in the end a silly dog is still exists with with tongue wagging and head tilting in fine form.
My sister ordered this portrait of this cute little hairy animal for her youngest daughter. I put him in front of a green and pink abstract background with all elements designed to put all focus on his little red nose and black eyes.
This shows the shadows and highlights that I added to his face. It is a constant battle to either tone the portrait down or let everything work itself out and see how crazy it can get.
Continuing with the Lou Reed portrait, I cleaned up the pencil drawing and redrew everything in black.
I saw a great photo of Lou Reed shortly after he passed away in 2013 and it screamed at me to draw it. It was very stark and stoic in its composition. I was unsure if I could do justice to it, but I put on the “Rock And Roll Animal”album, picked up a pencil…