Sharing with you the progress of a dog portrait. This is Tillie Townsend who, as her full title may suggest, is utterly spoiled and loved. (As she should be!)
|Finished portrait. Pastel on velour approx 11″x15″|
|This is my sketch advanced a bit further. By now
I’ve got the proportions pretty right so can move
onto the pastels.
|Working as always from the background forward.|
|Starting to build up the warm orange and brown tones
for Tillie’s face. I lay down the darker shades first
following the grain and flow of the fur.
|The lighter highlights start to give form to her face.
I also use some pastel pencils for very small detail
around the eyes and nose. But mostly this is all done
with sharp edges on the Unison sticks.
|You can see how I’m layering down the first shade
colour and then using my light yellow and grey shades
highlighting the fur.
|Saving the warm highlight colours of yellow for the
right hand side which is in direct light. I’ll use cooler
light blues and violence for the left side of the dog.
|Final whiskers and a pastel pencil is handy for this.|
Hope you enjoyed the progress of Tillie. Check out my other paintings in progress on here or have a look in my video section for some speed painting.