It is only natural that the art in your home will reflect who/what you love the most. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that our art is very canine-centric.
But everybody knows that you aren’t set in the doggy art department until your dogs are immortalized in a Yellow Brick Home portrait… lucky for me, I was able to join the YBH portrait club recently!
The process of ordering a custom pet portrait from YBH is so much fun… Kim and I emailed back and forth to discuss what characteristics of Turk and Rufus I’d like her to focus on for their portraits. I asked her if she could capture the dichotomy of Rufus’ puppy-like mischeviousness and his old man wiseness… and she totally nailed it.
For Turk, I asked if Kim could capture his salt & pepper face and bushy eyebrows. And… she nailed that too.
Amazing, right?! It blows my mind how much detail Kim is able to pack in a 4″x4″ portrait… how she was able to make the portrait look 3 dimensional… how she captured the sparkle in their eyes! I was really interested in Kim’s process so I asked if she wouldn’t mind snapping a few photos while she worked…
To say Kim is talented is a gross understatement. Kim’s got skilllllz, yo! I haven’t been able to stop staring at these little bad boys since they arrived at my doorstep last week. Honestly, it’s becoming a bit of a problem.
So I have two questions for you…
1. Which one is your favorite? Turk’s soulful eyes have me one second and then Rufus’ little smirk draw me in the next.
2. Have you ordered your pet’s portrait yet?
If you haven’t placed your order for a custom pet portrait just yet, I have a little surprise for you… Kim graciously offered Our Waldo Bungie readers a 10% discount off anything in her shop (including original paintings, art prints, gift certificates, and of course, custom pet portraiture!) with the code WALDOBUNGIE10 from now through Friday (June 7th) at midnight. Now I’m off to decide what I’m going to order next…