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!
My very first thought when I saw this prompt was how I have played a certain set of cds on loop for the past year to comfort me and keep my spirits up thru all the losses around me.
I originally thought of drawing the stack of cds, but I was following one of my favorite singers/songwriters and she kept posting photos of her new puppy. I just had to! Wouldn’t you?! Then I watercolored it.
The watercolor of this little girl was then sent to the singer who has blessed me so over this past year. A giving back for all her gift has given me. Share your gifts, they were given for the uplifting of each other.
My friend’s Jenn’s cat. Such a cutey! I like her little “snaggle tooth” expression. I have one cat who does that.
This one falls under things that give me joy – such as pets and painting a friend’s pet, hopefully giving them joy also. Share it about!
I think this is the first pittie I have ever drawn! They are not that easy.
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.
This is my friend Sam’s tuxedo cat, Sadie – with the glorious whiskers!
I love a curious cat – you gotta keep an eye on those neighbors! This one allowed me the opportunity to practice whiskers and my white gel pen.
Things that bring me joy.
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.