Trixie the corgi



After a lot of tweaking, the corgi portrait is finished and in the client’s hands.  I think I must have fiddled with this for days longer than I normally would, continuing to adjust the ears and neckline along the way.  It took me quite a while before I felt that the “corginess” was apparent.  The eyes are no longer buggy and the nose sits properly on the face.  I was making adjustments even into the day it was mailed when I scrubbed out a bit of fur color right above the eyes.

But whew.  The client is giving this to her husband and we had to have rather clandestine communications along the way.  She was worried he would find out before hand and spoil her surprise.  I assured her that the mailing box would have no indication of what was inside, just her name as the recipient and mine as the sender.  I am happy to say it got there safely and secretly.  She told me that she cried when she saw it.  It makes me so happy to know that this fulfilled her desires for her very special gift.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Des
    Dec 25, 2018 @ 08:57:58

    That’s pretty touching that the client cried when she saw it. You obviously captured the characteristics that define this particular corgi. I looked at your initial drawing again and I see what you mean about the eye buggy-ness. You definitely fixed that; they look very natural in the final portrait. Very nice, Ruth!


    • ruthsartwork
      Dec 25, 2018 @ 15:32:00

      Thanks, Des. I see quite a difference from the pencil to the final drawing in shape too. I was worried about this one because the loss was so recent, it would be emotional to see it for them. It always touches my heart when a client reacts that way because then I know I succeeded.


  2. Cindy D.
    Jan 05, 2019 @ 16:22:55

    Aww, sweet story. And what a handsome boy. 🙂


  3. denisebushphoto
    Jan 05, 2019 @ 17:40:48

    Wonderful job! I just love your style!


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