I had always loved to paint and draw people. And from time to time, I had also painted pets. But I must say that I really enjoy painting portraits of people with animal characteristics.
I have noticed over time, that we all share some resemblance with some animals, in the good sense; making it easier to draw or paint them. It is amazing how many people loved to have their portraits done merged with their favorite animal!
Here are some samples you can view under Pet Portraits and/or Portrait Categories: