I tell my clients it’ll be 6-8 weeks until a portrait is completed because I spend 6 weeks procrastinating, 1 week hating myself, 6 days saying “today’s the day”, and 1 night doing the portrait straight through. Chalk pastel on 12x16 Pastelmat, 2 cans Red Bull, 3.5 hours start to finish. #chalkpastel#petportrait#conteaparis#pastelmat#canisleepnow
I started making portraits for friends as a hobby, just something to keep my hands busy. The more I did, the more I enjoyed making them (which is nice - normally when I pick up a hobby I lose interest relatively quickly). I love sharing these with friends, and love seeing them in their homes!
This was the first one I make as a gift for @grannybee_ . It’s a little wonky, but I love it for that. . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I got the privilege to paint a pair of gorgeous Newfoundland brothers who both passed away this year. Their portraits will be Christmas presents for their loving family who misses them very much. 🖤
This fluffy dude is Mac! He was a friendly, snuggly, protective, drooly, lovable giant. A real-life teddy bear if I ever saw one. 😍 What a good boy. ❤️
I made it to 666 followers! To celebrate I’ll be doing a giveaway! To enter like this post, follow me and tag someone you think might like my work! Each tag will be a new entry! The winner will get a custom pet portrait of their fluffy family member! I will make the announcement of the winner a week from today! I will ship the drawing to the winner to anywhere in the United States. Good luck and thanks for the support!
Thinking of everyone affected by the fires. All creatures. ❤️ Our hearts are ablaze with sympathy. ——————————————————————-
Painting of Grady rescued by @clermontanimalcare (Not rescued from the fires, just to be clear. Rescued in Ohio. 💜) #rescuedogsofinstagram