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Monday, 15 February 2010

Jinxie, Long-Haired Tortie



This is the first stage of a pastel portrait of Jinxie the tortoiseshell. Mr Frodo's popped by for a look. I've sketched the outline and then filled in the darkest areas with black pastel pencil. Having got to this stage, I think she'd also look good in graphite as she has some great contrasting tones in her fur.


Next, I began to build up the variety of beiges and oranges in her fur as well as the first layer of colour in the eyes.

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