Thought you might enjoy seeing this piece I did as a gift this Christmas. Schultz and Rylie were my in-laws’ English Labs. Different as night and day, both entirely and completely lovable.
Schultz has been gone for a couple years now, and Rylie for a year. It’s still odd not having them to greet us when we visit.
Schultz generally conducted himself with dignity and restraint when greeting at the door (but boy, that was a big bark if he was so inclined). Rylie was pretty much always exuberant, always loving, always underfoot.
Neither of them would have tolerated those hats for a moment.
I don’t normally work with colored pencils, but it really seemed best for capturing the buttercream coloring of the dogs–Rylie darker than Schultz.
They leave these gaping holes when they move on.