Monday, November 8, 2010
Golden Retriever & Shepherd Mix Portrait Completed
Hello again! I've completed Sadie and & Nalla's portrait and handed it over to their owner who is very pleased with the outcome. Seeing a client's reaction is always the most satisfying part of completing a commission!
On this first photo, I had Nalla's outline and began adding in the details, alternating between and HB, H4, and #8 pencils. The eyes and nose were filled in first since these indicate if you're on the right track and give the dog's final character. If the eyes are wrong, the rest of the portrait will be wrong too! I also added the ear outline. On the reference, Nalla had her ears right back, so after examining a couple of other photos, I drew in her ears as I thought they would be.
Thanks so much for dropping by and come check my art again soon!