Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Brody Commission

Here is Brody, a Siberian Husky and a very hansom boy. This is my first blog entry and the first time I've put the process I undertake to do commission. 

Most of my blog entries will focus on commissions and paintings.

Here is the situation.

Brody's human perents have commissioned me to paint Brody and when done, I'll turn the image into a print series. For the prints, Brody's name will be replaced with Husky.

Brody's parents requests were that: 

       1. The background will match his beautiful blue eyes. 
       2. Brody's two toys a flower and a green ball be included.

The challenge was to come up with a product that made sense for a Siberian Husky. There are generally a few approaches to take when deciding a product.

I have a few requirements. 

     1. It must be a food or drink product.
     2. It must make some sense for the breed. But that can be quite broad. For example, any dog
         can be teamed with a Cafe or a cookie.

With some commissions it is a product that relates to something about the breed. For Malamute Smoked Salmon, I used smoked salmon because the Malamute is from Alaska and smoked salmon is a tasty Alaskan food product.

Sometimes it relates to the owners interest, wines, coffee, etc

With Brody, the idea of Ice Cream Bars came to mind.....a frozen treat.....Siberia is cold.

Brody parents liked the idea and they took it a step further. They like peanut butter and chocolate.

So the main copy on the painting will read.

               BRODY BARS
             Chocolate-Peanut Butter
             Ice Cream Novelties

I'll have Brody doing something fun with the ice cream bars and there will a tag line or two