Here's another Furry Friday "cheat" but since it's still technically about a furry critter, I'm going with it. ☺
Remember the graphite portrait of Rio that Vanessa commissioned? Well, her kindness struck again and she commissioned a portrait of Katie too. ♥ (Have I mentioned lately how great I think Vanessa is? And not just b/c she's so generous but b/c she's such a great friend. ☺ )
Katie's portrait kept getting bumped back but it was for good causes.....well, sad ones any way. There were a few Memorial Portraits that needed to be done, so I let Catherine know she could work on those as I still have Katie with me.
Once she had those completed, it was Katie's turn. This was my pose choice BUT I wanted her eyes open:
Then Catherine started working her magic:
With a close-up shot:
And then I, of course, have to show a side-by-side shot:
I am BEYOND thrilled with the outcome. The level of detail is extraordinary and I'm just floored that she was able to capture her eyes so well. (I had given her a few pictures of Katie with her eyes open and she was able to work her magic. You can't even tell the original had her eyes closed. :-D) Katie has this perpetual look of shame, like she's done something wrong and Catherine was able to capture that so well too, not even knowing Katie.
Now to get both pictures framed and hung up. :-D