I was recently commissioned by a good friend of mine to help him out. He called me up with a very sad story. Luke, his girlfriend’s dog, had recently been to the vet and the prognosis wasn’t good. Poor little guy only had a few months left, and his girlfriend was devastated. She had gotten Luke as a puppy and has raised him for the last 13 years. He is a tiny little beagle who we all swore, that if he had a human voice it would sound like Harvey Fierstien.
My friend wanted to preserve the memory this tiny guy by having me paint a portrait of Luke. He wanted to make Luke seem larger than life. So I set out to capture this regal beagle.
After playing around with the idea, I figured I would do something very simple and vibrant. Needless to say, the girlfriend loved it.