I was absolutely delighted when I received an email with a request to draw these three adorable little creatures. At first I was worried I wouldn’t be able to tell the two pugs apart from each other but when I saw the images, their shining personalities made it very easy for me to tell who was who. There were quite a few more images but here are the three I used most as my reference :]
Below is my process for the illustrations of your custom pet portraits. I take a few of your images and sketch out an outline in Adobe Illustrator. I then go in and draw the most prominent color underneath the outline and slowly add in additional highlights, shades, specific colorings and markings and then all the details of the face. I then add a background and cast shadow which I think, really makes the image. I can do this based on what color I think looks best with your pet’s coloring or I can use a version of a color you ask for.