Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bart

Megan Jackson's Jack Russell, Bart.

Don't you love his collar? I love adding personal details like collars and bridles to portraits. I think they add a nice touch and some extra interest. Of course, if it is a cat or dog portrait, it's also a great way to include their name in the picture.

This portrait was completed using several different photos. Bart's impressive pose was captured during his twilight years, when the hair on his face had turned almost white with age. Reference for his colour was taken from several different photos.

Even if you choose not to have a portrait done while your pet is still with you, be sure to take as many photos as you can... this ensures that when the time comes, you have a great selection to choose from.

1 comment:

Abby Creek Art said...

BEAUTIFUL portrait, Colleen...love the eyes in this one.