Monday, August 3, 2015

Portrait of Kasey

I'm starting my second shelter dog portrait.  Meet Kasey!  Isn't she a beauty?  Her body and legs are long and lanky and she reminds me of a wolf.

I began with the drawing, working directly on Strathmore series 400 mixed media paper.  I let the drawing sit overnight and, sure enough, the next morning I saw errors that I needed to correct.

Then I began the painting, using soft body acrylics from Liquitex and Golden.  First I blocked in the color areas with thin washes, then began the tiny brush strokes that I'm so comfortable with to build color and texture.

Needs more work.  Specifically, I need to integrate the ears better into the head and add dimension all around.  But so far, so good.

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