People love their pets and pet portraits are popular, and challenging commissions for me.
I just did a portrait of a man and his dog for a client. The image will be used for a cannabis-based skin-care product he’s developing. It was a challenge, as the starting image was not ideal:
I had to pull a lot of detail out of thin air, as it were! Here is the finished art…
To continue this theme, I’ve taken a couple of illustrations I created for LORE magazine (Lives of Real Estate). The art director there would retain my services on a regular basis to profile various personalities from the world of realty. I would be given the story and a few photos to work with. The task for me was to create a composition reflecting the lifestyles of the subjects.
This realtor and her partner enjoyed raising livestock.
Here is a horse-lover from the city.
They were always interesting assignments, each with its own set of challenges.
Finally, an illustration I did for The Wall Street Journal:
This was a falconer who they wrote about in one of their popular common interest features. In this art, I experimented with a textured background containing both ruled lines and stipple drawing. I enjoyed working on this piece because of the sharp lighting and interesting composition. So I signed it. Can you spot my signature?