Project 009: Little Sadie

When one of my coworkers approached me about doing a commission of his pup as a gift for his wife, I couldn't say no! Mainly because I met Sadie before and she is the CUTEST little thing I've ever seen! So the idea of staring at her adorable face for hours sounded good to me.

I was a little nervous about this one. All that choppy hair! It was quite different from the Cheeto portrait I did. I got off to a slow start. Then after a while, I realized that if I embroidered a base layer of thread and built the shading on top of that, it would be much easier than trying to map out all of the shading. 

I love this little face so much! It was almost hard to give up!