I don't do too many pet portraits anymore, but I occassionally get requests which I am happy to honor. This is Bakely, a little mix breed who was rescued in Madagascar... yes, Madagascar! I've had a few pieces of artwork go to the United Kingdom but Africa will be a first for me! Very cool. Bakely is the companion of my friend Renee's sister, who is in the foreign service there. Renee is having the portrait done for her sister's birthday in May.
Here's a scan of the initial sketch... next step is moving it to good paper (I use mostly Canson Mi Tienes for oil pastel) and then adding color.