Monday, January 08, 2007


The piece above is a special one. It is a conte crayon drawing of a rottweiler. For those of you who don't know what conte crayons are... They are a sepia-toned drawing pencil that creates the look of an old-fashioned photo.

Here is the story behind this drawing... Several weeks before Christmas, I received a call from a client that found me on Google. She was getting married shortly after Christmas and wanted to give a pet portrait to her new husband as a wedding gift. I could not say no to this project! I squeezed this commission in, even though I had a large backlog to finish before Christmas. I remember how difficult it was to come up with a creative wedding gift for my own husband. I think that she had a unique idea and really hoped that her husband loved the piece. I am flattered that she chose me to create this milestone gift...