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Latest Commission of Golden Retrievers ‘Lilly & Gus’

I was recently asked by one of my closest friends to create a special portrait of the lovely golden retrievers Lilly and Gus that she grew up with at home.  The portrait is to be a memorial to this lovely pair of golden retrievers and will be hung in the family home.  Here I show a step by step account of this latest commission which I hope you will enjoy.

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The beautiful photograph of Lilly & Gus that I worked from.
Base colour for Gus


Base colours for Lilly
Adding subtle shades to the dogs coats
Adding light shadows
Deeper shades and a nose!
Graphite and pencil lines and white crayon added to bring out features and characters of Lilly and Gus
The final Pet Portrait of Lilly & Gus with the addition of some specially chosen flowers

Ok so thats it, I hope you enjoyed seeing the process of my latest commission and like the final result. Please feel free to add your comment below.

If you are interested in having a lovely portrait of your pet created, I am offering 10% off all pet portraits ordered before September 30th just type in this code at the check out: PETILLUSTRATION

These make a fantastic gift for any animal lover and make the perfect gift for a special occasion. Don’t forget you will also get an exclusive set of six greetings cards featuring your pet portrait!

Any pet (not just dogs) can have their portrait made, just take some really great photographs and your half way there! Any queries please do just drop me a line: or visit my website

Thanks for reading have a lovely day!




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