So far as gifts for friends go, we think this portrait Jeremy commissioned of his friend with her two cats takes the cake. What an epic piece!
Of course, we expect nothing less from Bloodyman88 (the artistic powerhouse behind this piece), who has become the de facto artist-who-paints-clients-with-giant-armored-animals option on our site. We are glad to see the tradition continue and hope Jeremy’s friend loves her portrait as much as we do!
Backstory Behind the Piece: Q&A with Jeremy
ArtCorgi (AC): What inspired you to commission this art?
Jeremy (J): I saw one of the works Bloodyman had done posted to the Corgi subreddit several months ago. I saved the link because I knew friends of mine would like that sort of thing.
AC: How did you go about selecting an artist/style?
J: I liked the fantasy/gaming style Bloodyman88 showed in that original work I saw on Reddit. It matched well with my friend’s personality.
AC: What advice would you give to a friend who is interested in commissioning art for the first time?
J: Find an artist who’s style you like, give them initial direction, and then give them as much latitude as possible. There is a reason you are paying them to do the work, and it’s not so you can limelight as an art director.