My (unfortunately belated) birthday's gift for my mother – a portrait of her doggie Čikalan when she was about one year old She was a lil' dog with a brave heart, always keeping close eye on us. This drawing is a tribute to her as well, my way of saying: "Thank you for every single day you were with us."
Drawing Čikalan's portrait tormented me a lot. Even though I spent quite lots of time on the drawing, I wasn't able to capture Čikalan's appearance well so I gave it up and decided to start again from the beginning but using a different reference picture. This time I succeeded in capturing the appearance but another hard nut to crack was a background... My intention was to draw plants in the background blurred but it looked so horrible that I had to re-draw this part precisely. I'm not still very happy with the grass but my mother loved the drawing a lot. All is well what ends well
Thanks for your comment and ! Well, it was a great loss for us when Čikina passed away I don't want to make it sound like a cliché but our lives were enriched by many amazing moments with Čikina and she is still with us in our memories