Custom group portrait of three cats in pen and watercolor

Come see my most recent commissioned cat portrait on my pet-art site!

Pet Portraits by Thomas Clausen

custom portrait drawing of three cats in pen and watercolor

I was approached by someone who wanted to commission a group pet portraits of three cats, that she would use as a holiday gift. The client provided me with some different photos of the three cats, that I used as a basis for the portrait. When the client is offering the artwork as a present, or in this case a holiday gift, it’s not always a given that a lot of reference photos will be available. Luckily, it’s possible to modify a lot of details in drawing and painting the piece as opposed to what would be possible for a photographer. In this case, I combined three photos in to a composition with the three cats as it is seen above. The cat to the left is a combination of two photos – one where the eyes are slightly closed, and another one where the cat has his eyes closed…

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