On The Drawing Board – Channing

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Beautiful dog and a great photo!

This portrait is a commission for the clients mum as a Christmas present, yes Christmas is looming quite soon! The photo is so good because the client is a photographer, heaven for me. The only changes I will do from the actual photograph is to clean up her tongue and tidy up a few hairs on her chest, otherwise everything is perfect. I love the way the light catches her eyes. This will be drawn on A3 paper.

Below is the first stage, just establishing the light and shade at this point.

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Now have completed all the basic work, moving onto the first stage of detail.

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Have started the detail working from the left ear down, haven’t completed it all yet, still have the right side to go. No short cuts to be had with all that wonderful fur, very time consuming but like the look of the thick luscious coat.

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Have now worked on most areas of the coat, next step is to concentrate on the eyes and nose area; centre panel of the face.

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Almost finished, just want to “live” with it a few days on the easel to make sure I haven’t missed anything.

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 Final portrait – scanned image

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