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Portrait Details

Size: 8" x 10"
Medium: Pastel Pencil on Velour
Breed:  Bernese Mountain Dog
Name: Lucas



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

I start drawing the eyes and only once I am satisfied I feel I can continue with the other features of the face.

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Update 4

In this stage, the dog is really starting to "come to life" as we say. The highlights on the shiny fur helps achieve a more realistic,  3-D look.

The scruffy fur on the neck was achieved using backwards strokes towards the root of the hair. I also added more contrast to the nose


Finished portrait-click to enlarge


Lastly, I fill in the background and accentuate highlights on the dog.







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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