Time for another challenging animal collective! This time I went to photograph these three gorgeous dogs and after many photos later and much cutting and pasting I think I found a composition which placed them all in the lush greenery of their back garden.
Hope you enjoy the progress. Sorry for writing less than usual here but I hope all the progress photos I took of this piece will be informative!
|The finished painting 20″x16″ Pastel on velour|
|Having that background in makes it easy to make
the edges of the dogs really sit in front. Using a
Pitt pastel pencil for very small detail.
|You can see how I layer up fur on Alphie.
He has many shades from my Unison 18 Animal
set which includes Dark14 and Grey 8 two of my
favourite purples for painting black dogs.
|I’ve broken a big stick to get good sharp edges all
around. Seems awful to break them but they’re
most useful to me broken in bits!
|When I get Lily’s first layer on I will give it a light
spray and then re highlight all the whitest areas to
really make them stand out.
|Close up detail of Alphie’s finished face. Love the
texture of velour up close!
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