Searching through Jackie's instagram (@pennyandkeebz), I found two pictures I liked:
But the one of them sitting and looking up was too cute to pass up. Look at how attentive they are!
I started with a rough sketch to get an idea of the proportions. Looks promising....
Then I went in and outlined some of the details.
I started with Kiba first, mostly because I'm right-handed and didn't want to smudge Penny when she was all colored in. Also, Kiba has more color and details and looked more fun to draw first.
Kiba done :) Penny was a little more difficult, because her coat is a lot lighter and was less defined.
While I was working on it, I thought of also making a shiba doge meme birthday card, to go with the drawing, but then I just decided to combine the two ideas.
I finished the drawing the weekend we celebrated Lunar new year, so I was able to give Jackie her gift in person.
Happy birthday, Jackie! Ruv you <3