This is a digital portrait of my dog Shadow. I never posted a picture of him yet, but I adopted him about a year ago on Petfinder. He is the love of my life and he is so full of personality. He was 2 when we got him and I have to say, it took a while for him to settle in. When we first got him, people warned us that we should not expect him to pick up right where our old dog left off. And they were right, so I say this to anyone who lost a pet and is thinking about adopting, it honestly takes like 3 months- more or less for them to adapt to you and adopt you as their own. They are going to do a lot of weird things, but its normal. Just give it time and eventually you will see how awesome your new pet is ^^ And remember, they are not your old pet. They have a different personality and they are their own soul. So take the time to research before you adopt and stay away from pet stores who get dogs from Puppy mills.
I took the picture I used for reference. You can find it on my facebook. This was a present to my mom.
Done in Corel painter and Photoshop. Took about 5 hours.
© Kristina Zurlo
( I am still open for pet portrait commissions. Come mid september prices will be raised. So get them now)