Manny the French Bulldog

Manny the Most Famous French Bulldog

Dogs are an eye catcher

I was asked by LiLiPi company some time back to participate in a commissioned artwork for a collection of artworks to represent the social media animal celebrity “Manny, the most famous French Bulldog“. Being a dog lover and also companion dog owner to my best friend, Honey, I took up the challenge.

The company and Manny‘s owners provided me with several reference images and I was challenged to make a representation of him. As my style follows a painterly hyper-realistic approach I decided to do a combo rendering of the dog. I didn’t like the pose of their given reference images, so after some research I found some angles I liked, which made it a little more dynamic. I began work on the piece.

To characterise the dog breed a little better and to have a little humour to my realisation, I added a French cravat to the image. This was to emphasis the French Bulldog aspect of the breed.

As with all my artworks I tend to begin with the head details and work down, and this one was no different. Luckily I was given a very good reference photo and the detailing was very evident and clear in the process. All in all the image took 3 days to complete and as a bonus, and thinking of sales, I decided to use the cravat as a convenient border point, and did a head shot version as well.

Client: Manny the French Bulldog
Illustration: Photoshop CC
File size: 94Mbs/183.1Mbs (open)
Layers: 9 uncompressed
Dimensions: 8000x8000px/300dpi
Hours (Preparitory): 1hrs
Digital rendering: 22 hrs

Rough Sketch
Final Render

If you are interested in getting a copy of the artwork, you can find it here. If you re interested in any of my other Animal Behaviour artworks you can find them here or here!

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