A digitally painted portrait of Arthur the Cockapoo puppy, painted in a limited colour palette consisting of seven colours.
Media: Digital.

This adorable little puppy belongs to a friend of mine. He’s a Cockapoo, a Cocker Spaniel and Poodle mix, which is also known as a Cockerdoodle or Spoodle. Of course by the time you guys see this image Aurthur has grown up a bit more, but he has kept his amazing red fur with curls which look super soft.

This portrait gave me a bit of a challenge as he’s got such a curly coat, which is a bit different to what I have painted in the past, but I am so pleased with the results. I love working in limited colour palettes, and I find it’s a fun to see where and how I can push this, and it’s even more interesting to work with animals who have different coats and markings.

If you are interested in an pet portrait like this, please feel free to get in touch!