A superhero dog commision!
Posted by eyeofthehurricane99 on March 19, 2009
So, I’ve done a commission or two here and there…
This will be my second for this particular fan of my work.
Here’s a photo of the first painting in its natural environment:
I know, you were expecting a posed little perty puppy painting, right?
Not with me! She asked for a painting of her dog as a superhero over the Chicago skyline for her husband.
I mean come on, how could I resist? I likes me some superheroes, as you may know…
Zebo is a ‘schnoodle’ by the way (schnauzer + poodle). I actually had him sit for me (get it?) while I sketched him one day. He was in fact,
quite a good little model.
No, we didn’t throw him up in the air so I could draw him flying… I used my imagination.
Anyway, her husband liked it so much, he put it up in his office. So, now they want another one for the house. Cool, right?
She’s a big fan of Cap’n America (whom I painted here) so this time, it’s Captain Zebo!
She wanted this one a little different-hence the new alter ego and locale. I figured, what’s saving New York without
a huge raging ape climbing the Chrysler building, right? I know Cap’n America doesn’t wear a cape, but Zebo just looks nekkid without it.
This digital color test is what I’ll use to make the final piece (about 24 x 30) by connecting my computer to a video projector and blowing it up
onto a canvas. I quite often use my little sketches this way with an overhead projector (like you’d use in grade school) by tracing them onto plastic
sheets. I like to work out my doodles and then just paint on the canvas- no designing on the canvas! I did this with the superhero paintings here (the
sketches were maybe only an inch or two high!)
I think I’ll go with a blue frame on this one instead of the red I used for Super Zebo. More Cap’n like.
Whatcha think? I’ll post the final here shortly (I’ll be working on it today).