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Watercolor Painting Commission - Double Dog Portrait

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The first artwork I made in 2022; dog portrait commission with not just one but two furry friends; Finnish Lapphund and Samoyed.  It turns out I forgot to take pictures of the sketches but here are photos of the painting process. The Samoyed was so much more challenging to paint than the Lapphund because of its white fur. The reference ph...
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Watercolor Painting Commission: Cat on a Flower-Filled Forest Clearing

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It's been 7 months since the completion of this commission, and finally Jasu is here to share it on her blog! This commission was another pet portrait, but this time it wasn't just facial portrait but I got to paint the whole cat and a pretty detailed background as well!Without further ado, let's get to the creation process of this painting! H...
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A Wedding and a Birthday; The Creation of Two Custom Cards

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So far all the card commissions I've got have been very fun to create! What makes them especially fun in my opinion, is that they're small scale artworks and take less time to finish, thus, they don't really require much patience. In other words; they're easy. :'D This wedding card I created last year. I got to create it based on my own vision...
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Over 40 Seals in One Painting - A Commissioned Watercolor Painting

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 In summer 2020 I got to create this very detailed watercolor painting with more than 40 seals in it! Definitely one of those paintings that properly test my patience. The original size of this commission was A2 (59,4 x 42 cm) and the client had a few specific things she wanted included into the painting. Some examples of these are t...
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Faunus Lady - A Commissioned Digital Logo Design

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Last summer I was commissioned a logo for an online store. The client wanted it done digitally, which I was delighted about since I very rarely get to do such commissions. The idea of the logo was to have a portrait of a faunus lady, vaguely resembling the face of the commissioner. Foresty tones, such as different greens and browns,&...
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My Second Cat Portrait Commission

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This post is all about a commissioned watercolor painting I created in the beginning of summer. Before starting to work on the painting, I showed the client the cat portrait I had made a year ago. She liked the composition and we agreed I'd make this portrait in a similar way. The client had a list of certain plants that she wan...
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A Custom Birthday Card Commission

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The first time I got to create a digitally colored drawing as a commission! I mean, I do love watercolors but it was nice to do something a little different. Painting with watercolors is after all, to me, the most time (and brain-energy) consuming way of creating art. This cheerful fox was a custom design for a birthday card. The cli...
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The Creation of My Biggest Watercolor Painting Commission

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Nine rats living in a fantasy forest; the most detailed large-scale painting I've ever done so far. The painting process took me about one and a half months from start to finish, though I should point out I did not work on this commission full-time. I also had other tasks and projects that I worked on during that time....
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Cat Portrait - Commission

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So far, I have had the chance to create portraits of humans and dogs, but this time it was, for the first time, a cat. This particular cat had had a special relationship with pansies, and the commissioner wanted to have her furry friend portrayed with them, thus I got the idea of the kitty being surrounded with these flowers, holding one&...
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3 Commissions for 3 Businesses

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Just before the busy summer-sales-season, I got to create three commissions that were all for three different businesses. The first one was a logo design, second a caricature for a business card, and the third another logo design. I'm sharing the work-in-progress material here as usual, with some more details about the creation processes ...
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Wedding Portrait - Commission (wip)

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This painting took me surprisingly little time considering it was A2-sized. But then again, the commissioner wished the painting to remain rather simple and wanted the surroundings of the couple to be blurry. So, at the end, the only places where I really needed to pay attention were the faces of the two people, and their upper bodies. As can ...
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I needed to paint this commission three times to be satisfied...

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At the end, not giving up was certainly the right thing to do with this commission.  To me, it is really important that I can be proud of the artworks that I create, especially when it is a commission. I believe when I can look at my painting and know that I've truly and honestly given it my best, the client will be happy with i...
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FLOWER HEDGEHOG - COMMISSION IN PROGRESS

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Ever since I drew my first flower-hedgehog as one of my 2017 inktober drawings, the idea of a hedgehog carrying flowers in her back instead of spikes, has been very popular. This is why I wanted to draw another hedgehog for my coloring book (all the three versions are now available on Wonder SHOP) and now, I was commissioned to create this flo...
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PORTRAITS OF A SHETLAND SHEEP DOG - COMMISSION IN PROGRESS

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 If you follow me on social media, you've most certainly seen some pictures of a Shetland sheep dog a while ago. I had the honor of drawing four portraits of this lovely dog as a commission. It was the first time someone commissioned me a dog portrait, and also the first time the technique requested was ink drawing. However, since I'm ver...
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND THEMED DRAWING - COMMISSION PROGRESS

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The commissioner wanted me to create "Alice in Wonderland"-themed drawing for their friend. The man in the drawing was to resemble one of her original characters and there were a few items the commissioner wanted to include into the artwork, but everything else I could decide on my own as long as the drawing would maintain its theme. Below you'll f...
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IT TURNED OUT EVEN CUTER THAN I EXPECTED!

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Sure, my plan was to make this commission a cute one. That's what the client wanted after all. But somehow, the way this little fellow turned out has even more of cuteness than I intended. Needless to say, I'm very happy with this painting of mine and I hope the client is going to like it as much as I do. Then, of course, the work-in-progress pictu...
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A SONG TO THE MOON - COMMISSION PROGRESS

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One of the most pleasant commissions I've ever received! Honestly, I've enjoyed every single commission I've had a chance to create so far, but the subject of this particular painting was something that I can imagine myself painting just for the fun of it. The instructions I got from the client for this painting were: wolf, forest, full moon, blue ...
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CHARACTER DESIGN - COMMISSION PROGRESS

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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." by ― Maya Angelou Here you can find work-in progress pictures of a commission I finished a few weeks ago. My job was to design a character according to the client's wishes. In the pictures below you find the fi...
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UNICORN - COMMISSION PROGRESS

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 This commission was finished in one single day. I did work on it all day long but it was still nice to get it done so swiftly (I'm used to spending several days on my paintings). I guess I was overly excited to paint the unicorn since I forgot to take the picture of the sketch before starting the coloring. Click on the picture on the lef...
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Formed by Water - Commissioned Watercolor Painting

Formed by Water - Commissioned Watercolor Painting
Before Christmas I received a commission of an A1 sized watercolor painting. The client wanted to have a front view of the head of a stag and a transformation effect I often use on my paintings, meaning that the living creatures smoothly transform into water, plants or other elements. That was basically all the instructions I got and the rest was u...
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