Staffordshire Bull Terrier Commission

Pencil and Acrylic Portrait of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier

I was recently commissioned to create a portrait of Sydney a much loved Staffordshire Bull terrier. The brief was to create a pencil sketch with a green circle behind her to be framed as a piece of artwork.

I was sent over a few images of Sydney for reference so I could get a good feel for her personality and what I needed to capture. She's such a beautiful dog and I wanted to make her statuesque and regal.

I set to work, once I have done a loose pencil sketch of the overall shape I sent her to the owner to approve. Once she approved it I set to work on shading all the detail in. The shading takes me about a day to complete. Once that was complete I sent over some colour samples for the circle to be approved. She liked the green.

I painted Sydney with the green circle behind her. The owner was over the moon with the end result and she is now hanging happily on a wall in Brighton. 

Caroline