Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stamp Carving - Pet Portrait

I have long admired the carving of Kozue - she creates wonderful portraits of both people and pets. Kozue has a remarkable ability to capture both so well in a stamp. Like any portrait, I feel the artist treads on egg shells when creating a likeness at someone elses request. Often the only knowldege of the subject is from a single photo and the customer also probably has a strong emotional connection with the subject. So I've generally been reluctant to go anywhere near portraits until a friend requested I carve a stamp of her adorable looking dog.

So here is Bob. I think Bob has the makings of a movie star with he's fabulous markings. It was a challenge and a pleasure to carve a likeness of Bob and I'm quite happy with the result. Hope his owner likes it! 


  1. Chantal, WOW!! Bob is awesome and you should be very proud of your work.
    Anne xx

  2. I love Bob he looks fabulous, Cosmo is very envious

  3. i love it, chantal! well done! i really like your solution for the b/w fur!

  4. So neat! I don't know the puppy personally, but you carved him as a happy dog with lots of personality

  5. This is fantastic. Bob looks like he wants to go for a swim at the beach!

    I love it from Jaliah!


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