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Dog Portraits by Melanie Phillips

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Dog Portraits - 'Kilo'

James (USA) emailed me in 2016 enquiring about my dog portraits. He wanted to commission a portrait of his families dog Kilo, who has sadly passed away. James emailed me some lovely photos of Kilo, one in particular was their favourite photo and really captured Kilo's personality and character well. This was perfect as it would be sure to show in the drawing. James wanted to order a 12 x 10 size drawing and also framing too.

I decided that as Kilo was mainly white, it needed a shaded background to really bring out his colouring and the light shining on his head and ears. The final scan of the portrait is above and I also took some photos of the portrait below which shows the drawing on my plan chest along with my pencils to show scale. You can see that I have shaded with pencil in a square around Kilo. When the portrait is framed the mount / matt will reach the edge of the shading.

The portrait of Kilo will be framed using our Windsor Wash frame made bespoke by our wonderful framer Amanda. I will have photos and a video to show here very soon. You can read a testimonial from James below also.

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Melanie,
Looks outstanding to me! I showed this to my cousin and she started crying. Thanks,
-JW:

 

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