|Pebbles & Golly|
More work to do darkening down the shady areas
|very small reference photos!|
|I was going to do this all in acrylic inks, but I only have a few bottles|
so went back to my larger range of tubes. This is probably the smallest painting I've done
it's only 20 x 20cm (8 x 8").
|A bobcat in a wildlife park in the Netherlands|
photo kindly donated for general use from
Pet Portraits & Wildlife Art Forum
|Here's today's progress - with thanks to helpful input from members of the pet-portrait forum and also those who go to the Hilsea Art Group in Portsmouth. For those of you who don't attend an art group, I'd highly recommend it; it's encouraging and enables you to progress much quicker than you would on your own.|
|Close up of head and front feet. The whole body has been darkened down, particularly underneath near the pole. Detail still needs some work.|
|Main colours blocked in in Cryla acrylic paints. This is on A3 paper for acrylics and oils. I spent a great weekend at the Scallywags Spring Spectacular Dog Agility Show and was inspired to paint these fantastic dogs in action. This is a beautiful blue merle shetland sheepdog.|
|Close up of face.|
|More detail added in grass and dog with DR acrylic inks.|
This is LucyLou a rescue Sheltie from Ireland. I decided to try out hard pastels on Pastelmat instead of my usual velour. It's quite a different surface; it feels like very fine cork and I have to work harder to get the fur effect I want.This piece of pastelmat is very dark grey which I thought would bring out the white in her coat; the picture is taken of her in the snow and I may or may not try to put in the snowflakes afterwards!
A little more work on the muzzle here.