Tiggie has been cross bred and her owners are not quite sure of her history as she is a rescue dog. Luckily I was sent a very cute picture of her for reference by a professional photographer. If you are looking for a dog portrait artist and live locally I can offer a free photography shoot. I can also travel up to an hour and will ask just for expenses to be covered.
Although this painting is a full body portrait of Tiggie she is a small dog. Therefore I was able paint her onto an aperture size of 12″ x 16″ . Larger sizes are usually recommended for full body paintings.
Tiggie’s photos were taken in a studio with a black background, however her owner preferred some colour. Tiggie is a cute terrier and I wonder if she has some Border Terrier breeding.
Tiggie lives on a farm with horses so she is able to run around freely, so getting the good life.
Backgrounds for full body paintings do not have to be colour shades or tonal, but a muted scene can be added. I recommend backgrounds to be muted so as to let the subject stand out.