This was a commision from a friend to illustrate his brother's family for a Christmas present. They've received the present now, and I'm happy to say they liked it! Phew! I'm always a little nervous of drawing pictures of people. My friend wanted the picture to be drawn in a cartoon rather than serious way, and the two dogs were to be the focus of the composition. We spent a lot of time working out the correct markings for the dogs, so that they would be very recognisable.