I love drawing animals.
Creatures big and small, wild and familiar, have featured in most of my artwork. Among these pieces are commissioned portraits of a range of animals, including dogs, cats, birds, and sometimes beloved pets now departed. For each one, I seek to capture not only the likeness of the animal, but the character and spirit of an individual being.
It seems ingrained in human nature to see a bit of ourselves in these animals we encounter, and sometimes share our lives with. This bond between us and our animal companions is precious, and a hand-made portrait is a unique way to celebrate this connection.
All images ©Lucy Yu Artwork 2014