A neato young mom recently contacted me about a surprise drawing for her son, who had recently lost his beloved dog Arlie… The dog had suffered with epilepsy for years, and finally passed on. The son really felt the loss, missed Arlie a lot. Most of us have been through that sort of thing, right?

So, since he works professionally in fireworks displays, I came up with this concept…┬áThe mom loved it! It felt great to see how she reacted to the original drawing.

(I never drew exploding fireworks before — it was hard! And fun to analyze the images, trying to work out the best process. This is a WAY fun job, gang, I am grateful. And grateful to you for reading! Have a terrific day…)

 

Man and beloved dog
OFF We Go… Man and beloved dog, into the sky