custom hand drawn dog portraits of Mabel and Abby

Dog portrait drawings of Mabel and Abby

OK, I fully admit I have a soft spot in my heart for small dogs in particular…but this pair of larger dogs totally captured my heart, too. This was another portrait commission that came out of the  r/AccidentalWesAnderson subreddit post my husband made. Mabel’s and Abby’s dad, Wayne, emailed me to see if I could draw his dogs as a surprise for his wife. He describes Mabel as a big clumsy dog that’s scared of the world and Abby as an angsty teenager. Wayne left it up to me to create concepts to tell the stories of their personalities. For Mabel, since she’s scared of…

detail of Buster the French Bulldog portrait drawing

Drawing of Buster the French Bulldog

How cute is Buster?! This was another portrait commission that came out of the  r/AccidentalWesAnderson subreddit post my husband made. This French Bulldog’s dad, John, emailed me after he saw the portrait of Scout. He wanted to capture a few things in the portrait: a beret (after all, il est francais!) Buster’s favorite toy, which John and his wife call Olympic man The photo he provided was absolutely fantastic, and since he described his little guy as alert but not overly hyper, I thought it was the perfect reference angle. The slight head cock and expression lent themselves well to capturing…