Shortly before Christmas I was scrolling through Facebook when I saw an advertisement for an original illustration by the Italian artist Elettra on Fiverr which immediately caught my eye and made me say "I want one!!!" Now, usually I just pass over all those ads annoyed that they are taking up my time while I waste my time (ironic isn't it?) but her loose technique, use of bright colors, and mixed media style made me think that it would fit right in with the type of artwork that we like to collect. Plus, who could pass up a custom illustration of their own dog? Not me! She captured Cody perfectly and I can't get over his eyes because that is exactly the look he gives us!
I've been looking for portraits of the hounds to put in our bedroom and obviously my first choice were photographs but seriously, we have enough of those around, so Elettra's illustrations will be perfect! (Actually I'm ordering two more today!) All you do is place your order, give her a photograph or two to draw from, and include any details or specific colors that you would like and you are done. So easy, and she is immediately in contact with you if she has any additional questions, but she is so nice to work with! The illustration is available for download only but I think I'll print it here at home and send it out to see what it would look like on a canvas to see which one I like better.
So, do you think I should use the same background color for Hazel and Nooner or switch them up? I think they may be more cohesive as yellow but I love the other colors she has done as well. Please stop by and check out Elettra's work, she's under Elettra90.