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Thursday, 26 May 2011

Working German Shepherd, Sultan



 Just about there now, waiting for my client to give it the thumbs up.  Next up is a graphite portrait of a staffie - the winner of Portsmouth's AMA dog photo competition.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

A little more progress on Sultan

More detail added to the eyes and nose, but much of the fur is still in its blurry undercoat phase.


Monday, 16 May 2011

Sultan, German Shepherd

Firstly, I enlarged the image using a standard grid technique. The canvas is 14" x 11", triple primed with gesso. Here's the first coat of background colour.
 Some further underpainting, picking out the darker highlights.
After speaking with my client, we've changed the background to a softer green.

Diesel, ready to go home . . .

Diesel, A3 pastels on velour paper