Teddy bear artists often have other hobbies that keep their creative ideas flowing and their minds occupied.
We'd like to introduce Chantal Giroux, Chantal's Bears, who paints pet portrais from pastels and oil colored pencils.
She's commissioned to paint pet portraits in memoriam for people who lost their furry friends. Having experienced the loss of her kitty, she wanted to help others with grieving hearts.
Although we think she has a natural born talent, Chantal says she trained herself by studying photographs, watching online art instructions and practicing until she got the final results.
The eyes Spirou, one of her kittens has beautiful emerald eyes and sometimes 10 different colors are applied to get the exact eye color.