Recently I was hired to do a pet portrait, I have many pets over the years, which I have been close to, I always hated that word though, 'pet', doesnt really describe the relationship in my eyes. One of the things I miss the most about living in apartment is the lack of having pets, they are the best of company really. So when I was commissioned to do a pet portrait I was delighted to give it a go.
The first is a portrait of my dead pet, named Fritz, I took a run at him as a form of practice but also to remember what it was like to lose a pet and how much it means. The second is the actual commissioned portrait of Shelbie,