In the lead up to Christmas, I completed a number of drawings as surprise gifts. However this one was a little different, Peter had chosen to commission this piece of his four racehorses for himself.
Peter had contacted me, keen to have a head portrait of each horse, accompanied by smaller drawings of them racing underneath - he had quite a clear vision of how he wanted the piece composed.
He supplied me with the reference photos and, using Photoshop, I removed the backgrounds and put his photos in black and white, to give him a feel for how they may look. I then merged his images and re-positioned them until he was happy with the composition.
Once the composition had been approved, I got to work on his drawing. On completion, Peter was so happy, he ordered some copies to be produced so he could share his drawing with other owners and trainers involved with the horses. I am thrilled to say - they all loved it!
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