This portrait was one of my favourite dog portraits to date! Stanley and Jarvis, a Black Labrador and Cocker Spaniel, are absolutely gorgeous and I really enjoyed drawing them. Scroll down to read about how the commission came about and view lots of lovely photos too!
Before framing I took a few photos of the portrait with my pencils to enable viewers to see the scale of the drawing. This was quite a large drawing at 18 x 14 - the perfect size for the dogs.
The portrait of Stanley and Jarvis was one of my favourite commissions of 2017! Sarah emailed to see if I would be able to create a gift voucher pack for her friend Paula. Sarah's family wanted to commission a portrait for them as a thank you gift for helping them with her children’s teeth. Paula is an orthodontist! What a lovely way to say thank you!
Paula was thrilled with her gift and emailed photos of her two dogs Stanley and Jarvis which were perfect for a portrait. You can see that Stanley has his lip curled in the photo however I drew it naturally in the portrait with his lip down.
Sarah commissioned an 18 x 14 portrait and you can read two testimonials emails from both Sarah and Paula when they saw the final portrait below. You can also see a photo of when the portrait was displayed in Sarah's home too!
It's beautiful Melanie!
I love it!
Thanks so much!
Will get one of our lab soon too!
It’s really beautiful – I think you have captured them really well. Ben and I are really happy.
Paula was thrilled with the portrait and emailed a photo of the it hanging in their kitchen. A place where the whole family could see it on a daily basis which was wonderful. You can read a testimonial from Paula below!
Thank you so much for our fabulous framed drawing of Jarvis & Stanley!
We are so impressed, it is gorgeous - well done!
Hope to be in touch again one day.
Paula and Ben
The frame worked really well with the drawing, especially the inner mount being a light grey colour. It matches beautifully with the frame and brings the frame and drawing together nicely.
If you have a Labrador or a Spaniel you would like to have a portrait of, why not take photos of them and send the via my contact page. Let me know your ideas and I look forward to working with you soon!