The video shows the whole process of making Bongo. From my initial drawing to the cutting and assembly of the final artwork, all set to my tribal beats. More details below.
Bongo's portrait started with a photo-shoot to help decide which was his best side. My pictures show him from 5 different angles, but the photo which we eventually chose was taken on a mobile phone by Bongo's owner. As is often the case, the best pictures are snapped when your pet is relaxed and just being themselves.
The mobile phone picture we chose was quite dark and a little blurred, so after a little enhancing to sharpen it and lighten it, the first step is to make a drawing. The digital drawing is then tidied up and tweaked to create the black layer. In Bongo's case this was destined to be cut out of vinyl, but sometimes it becomes part of a Giclee print.