Recently my customer requested a bow tie with his pet staffy dog, Bowie, painted on it. Being self-taught at painting, my work method is trial and error most of the time. This project was definitely 200% error most of the way, but I was pretty happy with how it turned out in the end!!
Here is a photo of Bowie:
What a good looking boy! It was hard to do him justice, trying to paint a portrait of him. I especially like that he's wearing a tie in the photo too.
See below for the progress shots. Some of the initial attempts are pretty hilarious, but hey I've never claimed to be a proper artist!! Whatever a proper artist is!
Things started to take a turn for the best after my 7th attempt!! Here is the finished hand painted bow tie featuring Bowie the Staffy:
I even personally delivered it to Blaine! He was pretty happy with it and said the bow tie looked even better in real life than in the photo.