Portrait Alert! Digital Painting of Cooper


Reference Photo of Cooper

Have I mentioned how pet portraits make the perfect gift? Cue my favorite Christmas gift!


Meet Cooper.


For this past Christmas, I decided to gift my friend Stacey a portrait of her beloved fur baby and my nephew. Cooper is a golden retriever, handsome beyond measure, and an absolute pleasure to draw.


The challenge with this portrait was the use of shadows and how these tones often matched those of Cooper's general coloring - making it difficult to sometime distinguish between them without going too dark. For this portrait, I embraced outlining more than previous portraits as a way to break up his coloring. Overall, I love how the image turned out and know it was well received!


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



Final Digital Pet Portrait