It’s been a difficult year. There’s no doubt about it. What do you do when several art exhibitions have been postponed and the traditional way of getting my artworks out to the public has been challenged? Furthermore our Malaysian postal service has been stopped for over a year and shipping artworks out by courier is costly.
I retreated into my art cave and offered pet portrait commissions that I scanned and saved into a JPG file that you could print yourself.
In 2021 I’ve completed : 50 x Pet portrait fashion makeover commissions.
This project was inspired by Bernie Sanders’ mittens. (remember him? )Thank you everyone who have commissioned a pet portrait and have been part of this Fabulous Fashion makeover Sketch series. Art connects and you’ve made my lockdown life so much more meaningful and memorable. Thank you. 💕
Earl the fashionista pet portrait fashion makeover styled in Ottavio Nuccio SS21. Earl’s sister is rain but he prefers the steam punk Bohemian look. I think I spend more time picking outfits then actually drawing the pets because it’s important to pick an outfit they will feel good wearing. 🐶
So today I woke up with a bit of a sore arm and aching body. I felt a headache brewing so without being stubborn about it, I popped a panadol to stop it from turning into a full blown migraine, and Bob’s your uncle, I feel (almost) brand new again. Vaccine side effects averted. Managed to get on with some painting and pet portrait commissions.
The navy officer goose pet portrait fashion makeover styled in vintage Jean Paul Gaultier 💙