So fun and so flattering to be commissioned to do a dog portrait as a gift! I only could go by pictures supplied by the giftee…and I really hoped I captured the personality and essence of the dog. Dexter is so engrained in my life, my vision and even his behavior is with me when I draw him. Being a black dog has it’s challenges when putting him on paper so I need all the help I can get. I definitely noticed that it made it harder for me to capture the dog without having spent any actual time with the dog, so I hope it is received well.