This week I am giving everyone a peek into some art commissions I am working on for my husband’s coworkers. The first is inspired by my 3×4 inches Afternoon Coffee chalk pastel. This picture is 8×10 inches, which allows for more detail.
The second set of drawings are for a client that was already a fan of my other works and asked if I would like to draw a wolf howling. So far, I have not been very confident in my ability to draw dogs. With a little practice and patience, I have completed an ink sketch and a continuous line picture. Because my client was very open with his request, I have decided to give some options. I am also working on a chalk pastel version of this wolf as well.
I am fairly new to commission work. I have done some art on request several years ago, when I first got back into artwork. I was not very confident in my work and I hope to revisit those pieces of art when my skills have improved. Until then, I will continue to practice, practice, practice. I would also like to apologize to anyone I have turned down for commission work. I personally cannot allow myself to sell something I am not 100% pleased with. I may not be a legendary artist with pieces worth an unimaginable amount of money, but I care about how my work makes people feel. Art should reach your heart on a very intimate level.
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