I was recently commissioned to draw a portrait of this lovely lab lady, Daisy:
One of my drawings in it’s new home! This pup is a custom pet portrait. This is a regram from @elsabean : Look what I got in the mail yesterday! Lovingly drawn and painted by Claire of @chickenpants ~ this is my Daisy girl. I had her for 14 years. She’s been gone for 6 years ~ still missing her. Thank you so much Claire!
And here’s the original image:
I can’t take on much custom work at the moment, but I find it incredibly meaningful to make portraits in various media of beloved pets who have died. It was extremely cathartic for me to create an art quilt when a beloved dog of mine died. If I can help others process their grief/ honor a beloved pet in a small way, it makes me happy. And of course, I hope it makes the people who commission my work happy, too!