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
Thanks! I wanted to make the drawing special because it was a present for my mother so I decided to include background as well. But like I mentioned in a description, drawing the background was driving me crazy and it was the reason why I didn't finish it in time. Fortunately, my mum was very happy when she saw the portrait and didn't mind at all it was a belated gift
This is just amazing! I understand you wanted to make some details better but in my view, as you know, all the details possible to be noticed on the this drawing are really great! Cikalan was a very cute dog, and the fur detail you've managed to capture is just superb! Once again Annie, great drawing, fantastic work! It took a while, it was a delayed birthday gift, but I can assure you it was worth for your mother to wait.
Thanks a lot Bolt Yes, my mother didn't mind to wait and was so touched when she saw the finished drawing. But as I kinda expected it isn't appreciated that much here... Well, never mind, I was drawing it for my mum and if nobody else like it, I don't care. Though I know you are another person who likes the drawing, too