When I was a kid, I didn't understand that what I saw and felt was not how other's perceived the world around them. It wasn't until I was in my 20s that I learned that I had synesthesia. I have at least 10 different forms. One of them is perceiving other colors on faces or animals as secondary to their naturally seen color schemes. The Star Dog series is a series of commissioned pet portraits as painted through the lens of that synesthesia. I started painting little galaxies in their eyes to compliment the overall vibe of the pieces, and I don't actually see their eyes this way- it's just an artistic decision I made regarding the series.
Star Dog pet portraits are high-resolution digital paintings and are available for any kind of pet. If you're interested in commissioning a portrait, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me through my Instagram. Portraits begin at 30 dollars.