Commission of 'Rufus' - Rhodesian Ridgeback Pet Portraits
Jane Pollard, UK, contacted me in 2014 to ask if I would be able to complete a Rhodesian Ridgeback Pet Portraits in pencil. Their dog Rufus is a Rhodesian Ridgeback and Jane was looking to commission a portrait of him, in time for her husbands birthday in June. Jane emailed me a number of lovely photos of Rufus which you can see below.
Jane asked for a 14 x 14 sized pencil drawing and I thoroughtly enjoyed drawing Rufus. I have added a final scan above along with some photos of my pencils on the portrait too. I have also added a few testimonials from Jane and her daughter Emma. The photos below were taken after the portrait was complete in our studio along with the pencils I used while working on Rufus.
Just arrived back from hols at 1.30am this morning and off to school shortly so this is sent in haste!
That is just perfect - haven't seen Rufus for 2 weeks so am beginning to 'well up'! Absolutely no changes necessary - you have captured him so well.
Just collected picture from the office – absolutely outstanding. Almost all of the staff have seen it and I will be showing it to my class at the end of the day.
Thanks you so much – a very satisfied customer!
Dear Melanie, My mum forwarded me the below picture and I just wanted to say thank you so much, you are incredibly talented. It is such a beautiful picture and I can't tell you how much it will be treasured - you've captured Rufus perfectly and I know my dad will be in tears! All the best and thanks again Emma