Merry Christmas to you all.
I hope everyone is well and enjoying the festivities.
I recently completed my 1st ever commission for my friend. It is a portrait of his mum's deceased dog and a Christmas present from him to her.
My friend is currently battling cancer for the second time and partially because of this I felt even keener to do the very best I could for him.
The reference pic was poor quality and snapped in a living room under dull yellow light on a phone.
I tried to paint it as if under more natural white light to the best of my imagination. My friend really loved it when I handed it over the other day.
Here's the ref and the painting, it's 12" x16" on msg board
Happy New year to you all