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Golden Retriever Work in Progress 

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Portrait Details

Size: 8" x 10"
Medium: Graphite Pencil
Breed:  Golden Retriever Dog
Name: Hank

Like all retrievers, Hank loves to swim and  fetch sticks in the water.

 

 

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The rough sketch of what will become Hank's portrait.

Now that I've added the eyes, nose and mouth, this dog drawing is beginning to look like Hank.

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Update 4

The base layer for the facial fur is added but still needs to be darkened slightly.

The head is pretty much completed so now I start to work the wet fur of the dog's neck.

   

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Update 6

Here I completed the stick and the wet fur of Hank's neck.

The water reflections and ripples are carefully added in as I work on the background.

 

 

Update 7

Finished portrait-click to enlarge

Almost done the water!

The finished portrait of Hank retrieving a stick.

 

 

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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