Portrait Alert! Digital Painting of Bailey Gifted In Memoriam


Reference image of dog for pet portrait in memory
Reference Photo of Bailey

Remember when I mentioned I put out a call for new pet portrait subjects? Meet Bailey!


When I put out my call to action, Chris - a friend from college and one of my former professors - reached out to see if I would be able to create a gift for his wife. That is, a portrait of their "dog"ter who had crossed the Rainbow Bridge in the last few years.


Who can say no to that?

My family has always had dogs so I know firsthand the sadness that can come with a dog's passing. Chris sent along photos he still kept of Bailey, and from these I chose a reference photo of her basking in the sun. We decided to go with a simple background, adding a pattern that mimics the wood floors under her in the original image. All in all, a beautiful project for a great family!


This pet portrait was drawn digitally using ProCreate on an iPad Pro. See the photo below for the final portrait!


Final pet portrait of dog drawn on iPad with Procreate for an in memory gift
Final Digital Portrait