Commission for "Arui"
A possible portfolio piece.
I am a bit flushed at the moment so the description my lack sense.
I was asked to create a memorial of sorts and decided to really put my best into it. As I have said before, people who commission me to draw different breeds usually get the best of my talents
I know a few people who draw Shelties frequently and I wanted to test myself to see if I could run with them. I did breed research, studied my anatomy books and this is what popped on paper! The style overall is more of an exaggeration(cartoony) than I aimed for but it is typical Type for a pet herding dog. The lines were extremely exhausting to hand ink considering the coat detail, and even more challenging to color (in order to achieve some-what believable texture
I wanted to keep the focus on the lassie(pun
,It's a female sheltie, I know Lassie was a collie) so that is why my background is so...bleh.
And I have to be truthful: The orginal image for the commissioner has erect ears
This is my portfolio version.
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