One of my favourite commissions undertaken last year was of Tally, who belongs to Stuart and Linda. Linda commissioned me to come up with an illustration of Tally that she could give to her husband Stuart for his birthday.
Tally is a very pretty little terrier so I had lots of photographs to choose from for this project. There was the lovely one of her sitting in the wicker chair, but it wasn't quite right for the purposes of this illustration where I wanted to depict a scene and the beginning of a story.
In the end I chose a great shot of her looking over her shoulder, in this instance considering her next move after realising her arch nemesis - the pigeons have landed close by.
I expect you can imagine what happens next.