Pet Portraits by JACK LINDSAY
Handsome custom pet portraits in pastels created from your photos of dogs, cats, horses, birds and all the pets we love.
She is a wonderful girl with loads of personality. Being a Terrier mix means that she has curiosity and energy to share. Since her care-taker/companion is a Master Technical Director for the local Community Theatre, puppy Gypsy spent many days as a “theatre girl” over-seeing and assisting in the construction of theatrical settings. She quickly became a welcome mascot.
When creating Gypsy’s portrait I began, as I do with all portraits, with the eyes. I find a connection with the animal when it is looking back at me as work progresses. Here is a photo of the first sketch lay-out with emphasis on the eyes.
Gradually I began to block in the shading and color areas as shown in the next photograph.
More details and depth of colors begin to bring contour to the face.
Still more work to do but highlights and shadows are beginning to take shape.
And the completed portrait.