Dogs are a greater source of happiness than some realize. Mostly those that don't canine family members. Tank was one of the kindest dogs I ever had the pleasure to meet, wrestle and play tug-a-war with in the backyard. He passed a few years ago and when my friends shared the news I devastated. I did this portraits as a reminder of the wonderful friend we all had found in this tender creature.
Here is a process video showing the design and illustration of this piece.