Vanessa, who commissioned the graphite portrait of Rio for me, has been truly amazing and gifted me with another graphite portrait, this time of Katie. <3
Of course, I have to pick a picture I want Catherine to do, which is easier said than done. Haha
This picture has always been my favorite of her. I love the paws crossed, the head tilt and the fact that she actually has her ears perked up. My only "issue" with this picture is that her eyes are closed. In a way it adds to the overall picture but I want to see those beautiful eyes.
So, I proceeded to take pictures of Katie the other day, in hopes of getting one that would be perfect for the graphite portrait:
As you can tell, she wasn't very cooperative and probably wondered why Mom kept pointing the flashy thingy in her face....especially when she was trying to sleep.
I like each picture, for different reasons, but none seemed suitable for the graphite portrait. Maybe b/c I was trying to hard.
I ended up asking Catherine if it was possible to use my favorite picture but draw her with her eyes open. I wasn't too hopeful, not knowing the process but she told me that it wouldn't be a problem, I just needed to send her several pictures of Katie that really show her eyes.
So come September, I'll get my wish. I'll have my favorite picture of Katie turned into a graphite portrait, with the added bonus of seeing her beautiful eyes.
Thanks Sis. <3