From Havana to a Home


Sketch of Coppelia, a rescue by Hope Lane

When I start a pet portrait,   I always ask to hear about the pet’s history because I feel like the more I know, the better I can catch what makes an animal special. Little Coppelia was found wandering in the streets of Havana, and brought home by her guardian. She was a sweet, gentle and very smart dog and loved being held like a baby. Sadly she had passed on, and I was asked to create a portrait to remember her by. This is the sketch I started from.