Welcome to my blog and I hope you enjoy the progression of this giant portrait of three extremely cute dogs. This is Cheetah, the Chihuahua/Yorkie cross, Minnie the Yorkie, and Nelly the KingCharles/Bichon cross. Wow that’s a lot and these three are clearly the most lucky pampered pooches ever.
I also begin standing at this piece as the background is large and I want to be able to work it all at once. It makes sense to stand even though I’m filming and i end up in front of the camera sometimes!
Showing you how I start to build up the light honey/white coat of Cheetah. Many colours, darker than you think sometimes, go into creating light coloured fur. From the footage I created from this piece I’m going to make some real time tutorials for my Patreon channel. If you’re interested in learning my techniques visit https://www.patreon.com/EmmaColbertArt
Sitting by this point to get good balance for that small detail. I’ve also taken over an old tv screen in our apartment to work from. It’s great while filming as I don’t have to keep zooming in and out on the laptop.
Filming while I work. So far it’s a Go-Pro which is producing lovely 1080hd quality footage. But if Patreon continues to grow I hope to upgrade to a decent DSLR camera and keep the Go-Pro for other shots and close ups. I have some new studio lighting showing up tomorrow so bit by bit my filming set up will grow 🙂
Onto dog number three. Little Nelly has had a tough start in life. Her first 10 weeks saw her physically and emotionally abused. But it really seems she has landed on all four paws. Her white fur added a lovely touch of brightness to the overall piece with all that green around them.
Working on down the chest and using pure white where the light is hitting her directly.
I hope you’ve enjoyed their progression. You can see some of my videos like the one below on my Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/emmacolbertart. But for the full length tutorial and lots of other pastel tips visit my Patreon Channel at www.patreon.com/emmacolbertart