Finished Painting

Finished Painting on velour 18″ x 14″

In this series you’ll find background tutorials as both of these elements are things I often have to add to my pet portraits. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to paint part of the leather chair or sofa an animal is sitting on. And blankets are another very useful thing to get to grips with if you want to paint animals in their cosy environments.

The following tutorials will show you how I create those two very different textures and how to deal with a complicated pattern on the blanket.

Part 3 will then give you an in depth tutorial on creating the Border Terrier’s wire fur on the face with the final part showing footage only of the rest of the dog.

Leather Tutorial – Part 1

Blanket Tutorial – Part 2

Border Terrier Face Tutorial – Part 3

Border Terrier Body Tutorial – Part 4

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