I am finally getting caught up on my Inktober pet portraits, interrupted by some final ornament orders. This is Fergus, joining Boo (who was completed in October) on their trip to the East Coast, compliments of the US Postal Service.
This little sweety is headed to Canada. This may be the floofiest white texture I have worked with in ink.
Work and then a spate of travels pretty much sucked up the first part of my year. But I am getting back into the flow of completing commissions.
Something I have been doing with these inked pet commissions is asking for donations to a favorite local dog rescue where we have gotten our dogs in the past.
These rescues are suffering during covid times, so every little bit helps. I appreciate those who are donating this way! Makes me feel good.
The last of Inktober this year closes out with the pet portraits.
Throughout Inktober I salted in the images of pets from friends and people I know as a part of the joy it gives me to give back to others, and at the same time, it was a fun exercise in pet portraiture and practicing values and shading. The above image is one of the spaces in the house that allowed me to enjoy the portraits throughout Inktober. I am missing them now that I have packaged them up to mail off.
Here is the entire set of the individual pet portraits, including a few I have already shared. I have 4 more ink portraits that have been requested which will be done after some Christmas orders are complete.
My friend, Isaac, submitted this pet photo, which gave me a challenge with German Shepherd form and fur!
We pick our pets, but sometimes they pick us.
This is Storm… my friend Chris picked her. Or did she pick Chris?
Things that make me happy.
I went off prompt for this one. This is one of my “things that give me joy” – Phoebe – my friend, Todd’s, dog. I also water colored her.