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Portrait Details

Size: 10" x 10"
Medium: Graphite Pencil on Velum enhanced with colored pencils.
Breed:  Labradoodle (Labrador and Poodle mix)
Name: Coco

 

 

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The sketch looks pretty rough at this stage. I've  lightly traced the outline with a black pencil on the velour paper.

I start drawing from top left to right as I feel it is less messy being right handed.

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Update 4

I continue working using only a 8B graphite pencil. The highlights on the fur were achieve by erasing and blending with a tortillion.

I love to draw the scruffy looking  fur on the face and this was achieved using backwards strokes towards the root of the hair.

   

Finished portrait-click to enlarge

 

I felt Coco's portrait would look more lively if I added subtle color to the drawing. Her pink tongue and brown eyes makes this dog come to life on paper!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many more wildlife watercolor, acrylic and pastel paintings, graphite pencil, colored pencil and charcoal drawings and sketches of animals and pets can be found in my art gallery. See portraits of dogs, puppy, cats, kitten, horses, pony, fancy rat, birds, elephant, butterfly, rhinoceros, jaguar, moose, raccoon, red fox, rabbit, hare, lion, zebra, owl, wolf and more. Commission an original custom wildlife painting or drawing,  dog portrait, cat portrait, horse portrait or other animal portrait today. These original, hand-made, custom pet portraits and wildlife paintings or animal drawings make wonderful memorial gifts for every dog, cat, horse or animal lover.

 
 

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