Birthday Dog

I took a break from the exhibition prep the last few weeks, to draw a portrait of Roxy, the sweetest little cockerpoo belonging to a very dear friend of mine and her daughter. I handed the finished drawing over yesterday, as a birthday surprise, and luckily they love it. Always a bit nerve wracking delivering a piece of work, especially something so personal. 

I enjoyed the change in focus and materials, and found it a good exercise in drawing discipline. I used to do a lot of child and animal portraits but have moved away from them over the last few years. It was a little daunting diving into such a detailed study but I'm happy with the way it turned out.