Girl's Best Friend by Dianne  Ilka
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Soft pastel on colourfix paper.
8″ × 10″

This is my first portrait attempt and is of my daughter and our dog.
This picture hangs proudly in my daughter’s room.

There is only one problem – now my other 2 kids
want their own portrait as well!

RIP Simba 22 July 2013. You will be greatly missed.

Thankyou so much for stopping by and taking the time to look at my artwork!
A lot of my original artwork displayed on here is also available for sale. Please feel free to send me a message for more details.

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  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 4 years ago

    How do you like the Colourfix paper compared to the normal pastel paper? It is very forgiving isn’t it? (I really like the burgundy). This is a charming painting and you have caught the facial expressions on both the child and the dog very well Dianne.

  • I have to admit that I am really starting to like the colourfix paper. I love the fact that you can even wash it off and start again if you need to. I have only tried a few colours so far but now I would like to try burgundy as it seems to work really well.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoabout 4 years ago


    Thanks for submitting your work in
    Pets Need A Hug

  • Barbara Cannon  ART.. AKA Barbieville
    Barbara Cannon...about 4 years ago

    Aww precious great work =D

  • Thankyou! This is a very special portrait to my daughter. "Simba is now 12 years old, totally deaf, but still going strong.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123about 4 years ago


    Thanks for submitting your work in
    Doggie Paradise!

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonabout 4 years ago

    how lovely!

  • thankyou!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Hilary Robinson
    Hilary Robinsonabout 4 years ago

    Of course they do! Get busy and let us see the results.

  • I am assuming you mean the portraits of my other kids. I would love to be doing this all day but unfortunately my husband is not too impressed with my messy house lol.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMabout 4 years ago

  • thankyou so much!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 4 years ago


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    I am looking forward to see your works in the Group’s Gallery
    Mary

  • Zdogs
    Zdogsabout 4 years ago

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartabout 4 years ago

    Lovely work Dianne…Your little girl will treasure it always..!! :))

  • Thankyou! She has it hanging in her bedroom.

    – Dianne Ilka

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