Commission of 'Junju and Daisy' - French Bulldog Pet Portraits
Malcolm Underwood, (Hong Kong) contacted me in 2014 to see if I had completed any French Bulldog pet portraits. Malcolm owns two gorgeous French Bulldogs Junji and Daisy and wanted to commission a 14 x 14 pencil portrait for his wife as a surprise gift. I was delighted and I absolutely loved the photos that Malcolm had sent and was really excited to get started on the commission.
I created a mock up for Malcolm as the photos of Junji and Daisy together weren't quite right, however he had plenty of them separately so although you wouldn't be able to tell from the composition of the finished artwork, both photos of the dogs that I worked from were taken separately. It isn't a problem to do this, as long as the photos have been taken in the same kind of lighting and from a very similar angle to each other.
Once the drawing was completed I scanned it and emailed a final version to Malcolm for approval. He showed his wife the scan and she loved it. I have added the final scan of the portrait above, along with some testimonials from Malcolm and Wendy below. I also received some amazing photos of Junji and Daisy when they had been framed so i have added those below too.
Thanks again we are over the moon and cant wait ! The wife was teary !
They are amazing, just fantastic, I cant quite believe it as their personality is right there ! Thank you ever so much. Malcolm
Wendy Curry on Facebook
12 September at 13:04
Hi, I now know about my surprise and although I haven't yet seen the original I really love your drawing!!I can not believe how you have captured them, it is an exact copy, you can even see their personalities in it. Thank you so much!!
Wendy Curry on Facebook - We finally got around to framing the drawing that you did of us! Here's a photo of Daisy checking it out, she looks well chuffed! We'll get our humans to take a photo of us both beside it and send it to you soon! Thanks so much! Thankyou for our portrait, we love it!!!