My best friend isn't in the habit of asking me for art things, but she asked for this and I couldn't say no. Her old, dearly-departed border collie meant so much to her, and she always been an awesome friend to me, so I couldn't help but oblige.
I didn't want to do just a copy of one of the photos she sent me. That would be okay if I was doing it traditionally, but she asked for a digital painting. I also didn't want to do something too cartoony either. Mucha's style seemed like the perfect, and prettiest, compromise. I was worried about capturing her pooch's personality too, but when she saw the preliminary sketch she said: "that's my Meg!"
I'm so happy she was pleased with it. I also had fun trying to imitate a very admired artist's style - one that I hadn't tried before! Whew, it was a lot of work!