Tim Riggins & Lyla Garrity — Pet Portrait

Tim Riggins & Lyla Garrity Pet Portrait

When Cass became the Director of Digital Marketing for Nulo Pet Food, she wanted to show off her beautiful fur-babies, Tim Riggins and Lyla Garrity, by decorating her desk with a pet portrait.

Unfortunately, she has a problem getting her babes to sit still for a portrait, so she reached out to me for an uniquely illustrated pet portrait of her very active pups.

After gathering several reference photos of her pups, I gave Cass three thumbnail concept options for how they could be positioned in the portrait. Once a thumbnail concept was selected, I did a quick close-up color draft to ensure that I could capture both pup’s unique expressions (see Sketchbook Concepts below).

The final version of this 8″x10″ pet portrait took me around 12 hours to complete (+3-4 hours for the concept sketches and drafts). It was drawn using a mix of Copic markers, Micron fineliners, and Gelly Roll pens on Strathmore smooth bristol paper.

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JD Tattoo Design — Pet Portrait

When her sweet dog passed, friend and past neighbor Carrie contacted me to commission a portrait of him that she could eventually have tattooed on her. Since I knew JD in life and he was one of my favorite neighbor dogs ever, she knew I would be the right choice to capture his spirit.

If you’d like to commission your own pet portrait, click here to see my rates and make a request!

Camp 4 Paws Pups — Pet Portrait

This pet portrait was commissioned by my friend Jordan as a Christmas gift for his bosses’ of their dogs, whom he’d gotten to know very well while working at Camp 4 Paws. 

During production, the middle basset hound, Rosie, passed away so a faint golden light was drawn around her head and body.

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Harry in the Rain — Pet Portrait

Harry in the Rain

This pet portrait was commissioned by my longtime friend Adam, who wanted to see his dog Harry as the star of Singing in the Rain. After a few brief concepts, I worked up this fun and fantastical piece for him!

If you’d like to commission your own fantasy pet portrait, click here to see my rates and make a request!