Monday, August 09, 2010

Beau, a Kelpie - Pastel Painting (WIP#2)

Spent the morning getting some colour onto Beau. It is quite amazing how many colours there are in a brown dog's coat. But don't look at this as the finished colours - this is just the undercoat, a base to work from. But it still looks like a dog and that is the important thing. :)


I spent quite a bit of time on the eyes to get them started to a point where I can 'see' the dog. And I had to increase the size of his nose as I had sketched that a bit too small. And as I said, the browns in his coat are not just brown - there is olive, reds, deep browns and almost pure yellow ochres, depending on where the sun hits the coat, or if he's in shade.

I can't wait to see this one come together.

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