Illustrations —

Loyal Friends

I was asked by a client to illustrate twelve dog portraits in outlines to remember these loyal friends of ours that had passes away and who will live on in our heart. The goal was to illustrate artistic profile drawings of different breeds of dogs with enough details to distinguish the breed.

 

These dog illustrations are done in black and white outlines with elegance and solemnity. 

Eventually, the below consistent style was selected, side profile with a more serious look; thereby setting an example for the rest of the drawings to follow.

+ Refinement

In the illustration process, I did adjustments of details for each breed as requested by the client to achieve the ideal look.

First draft
First draft
Exploring color patches
Exploring color patches
A "kinder" look
A "kinder" look
Final
Final
+ The Entourage
Pug
Pug
Beagle
Beagle
Poodle
Poodle
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Rottweiler
Rottweiler
German Shepard
German Shepard
Border Collie
Border Collie
Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever
Newfoundland
Newfoundland
Staffordshire Bull
Staffordshire Bull
Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retriever
Japanese Spitz
Japanese Spitz
+ Style Selection

In the initial stages, I did various illustration styles, full body or portrait, and in varying line weights for the client to select.