Portraits by Cherie
Realistic pet portrait drawings of dogs,
horses and other exotic
a GREAT gift!
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a Portrait of a Golden Retriever
(Photo of Celis used as a
reference for her portrait)
was commissioned to draw a portrait in memory of this beautiful Golden
Retriever named Celis. Her owners favorite pose was of her laying on the floor
looking up at them with her beautiful deep brown eyes.
"She was always a bit of wild child. If you've ever read or seen the
movie "Marley and Me", it could've been our story with Celis...uncontrollable
on a leash, jumping on everyone and terrified of storms. Celis didn't
have a mean bone in her body... she loved everyone and everyone loved her.
She is deeply missed."
~Nicole B. (Celis' mom)
I start my portraits by
drawing the outline of the face and body, and then filling in the basic shape and colors, as shown in
the first example.
images below show the progression of Celis's portrait. I generally start
at the topmost part of the paper, and work my way down. I draw in
thousands of tiny lines for the fur and several pencil layers of color,
starting with the lightest and gradually darkening until I get the color I
need to match the animal's fur.
Eye and ear details are added in as I work on that particular area.
Each animal's individual expression and personality are seen in their
eyes. The eyes are the windows to the soul, and I like to spend a lot of
time working on this area capturing their own unique personality.
This is the
finished portrait of Celis
cannot express how I feel right now. This portrait is so much more
than expected, and everything I'd hoped for. It's like I can look
into her soul. You have captured the look in her eyes that I miss so much.
Again, thank you so much. You have an amazing talent that has
brought a sense of peace, I am sure, to many pet owners. My family will cherish
is NOT written on the actual portrait)
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