Pet Portrait: Roosevelt

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Our family suffered a great loss recently. Roosevelt, our 15-year-old Maine Coon, passed earlier this week. He was, without a doubt, my dearest furbaby, and he touched all of our hearts like no other pet had. Difficult as it was, I decided to surprise my parents with a pen & marker portrait of our boy. The process eventually grew to be therapeutic, and I am proud to have successfully captured his essence (the eyes, in particular, were heavily worked on as they needed to be p-e-r-f-e-c-t). Read on for WIP shots and a photo of our beautiful & beloved ‘gentle giant’.

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The sketch, which looked more like he did as a wide-eyed kitten, to be honest.

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Lineart and pale base.

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Adding to the pale colours stroke by stroke, and giving more life to the eyes.

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Just before adding the final touches and white gel pen highlights. Finally able to appreciate the drawing as ‘Roosevelt’.

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Photo by me from a couple of years ago. Our big goober, bright-eyed and full of love. RIP, my love.

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