For the winter solstice I presented my wife this image of Shug. It was a piece I have been wanting to create for six years, but I was not ready or able to make it until now. Achsa confirmed that if it had arrived any sooner then now it most likely would have never been hung in the house. The pain of his loss was still to present. It was challenging to work on this without her knowing, but I was able to keep it a surprise. Please, note that his medals are all foods that he was able to best in the quest to eat all the things. Here is my portrait of Shug.
Lord Mashugana (Shug) Nute, Sovereign of the Nine Couches, Emancipator of the Pork Chickens, and Eater of Tacos
9 x 12 - Pencil, acrylic paint and ink on paper
© 2019 Christopher Burdett
I wanted a proper frame that fit the look and feel for the piece and I think I found it.
Please know that this is a unique piece, and I am not open to these types of commission,s nor will I draw anyone else's pet. This is a service I retain for my wife and the memory of those unique animals that share their lives with us.
That is all for another exciting Wednesday on the blog, see you back here tomorrow or Friday. Until then...
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