Monk Custom Dog Portrait

A wonderful jazz-loving couple commissioned me to draw portraits of their two hairless Peruvian dogs, Gracie and Monk, as jazz musicians.

Monk, Gracie’s mildly cranky counterpart, is named after the famed jazz musician Thelonius Monk. In this portrait, I decided to create an alternative reality where the famed musician was actually a hairless dog, inspired by Monk’s iconic piano photograph. I couldn’t resist adding Monk the Dog’s signature tongue waggle to the portrait.

  • Client : Kristen and Cliff D.
  • Style : Colored Pencil
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