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.


  1. Your picture looks interesting, I love to draw animals as well only I draw them in graphite. I love how they come to life on the paper. Looking forward to seeing Sultan completed.

  2. Thank you for your comment, Wendy. I know what you mean about them 'coming to life' on the paper! It's so satisfying when you get that glint in their eyes that says 'you've caught me'. Sultan's changed quite a bit now - I'd love to know what you think.