Baby Porkchop, king of the couch.
As you will recall I was commissioned to paint a posthumous portrait of one Baby Porkchop and it has been completed. Baby Porkchop, as you can well imagine is terribly missed by his mum, rabbit rescuer extraordinaire, Thea Smith. Baby was one of those big buns, 9 1/2 pounds of laid back bunitude, who knew who was the boss and it was him. Destructive and sweet as the day is long, he would follow is peeps around like a dog. One day Thea's FIL was sitting on Baby's favorite couch, the couch from which he would survey his domain, Baby hopped up next to Ed, then onto his lap and put his front paws on his chest, sniffed his glasses (what the heck are thesethings, dude?), licked him, then hopped down and way. As big as he was in so many ways, Baby's life was tragically short and Thea lost him too soon to a liver abnormality. He was her first rabbit and her first loss and now he's coming coming home again.
First a sketch....
Transfer sketch to good water color paper,
I favor Arches Cold Press 300 pound, I love the smell,
under paint with water color.
Add some colored pencil.
And more and more colored pencil until it is finished. Image size is 13 X 9 inches, this is not the photo of it, when I make a better one I'll put it in. Thea loves her portrait, she feels I've captured his spirit, his smile and a his hockey pants!, frankly it would be hard to miss the hockey pants. Bink, Baby, bink.