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Border Collie/Husky mix picture

Size: 16" x 20"

Medium: Color enhanced Graphite with Graphitint  pencils

Breed: Border Collie/German Shepherd/Husky
Name: Rilee

A retired search and rescue service dog, Rilee loves to spend her days camping at the lake.


 Border Collie/German Shepherd/Husky mix picture for pet portrait drawing


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Click on the image to view a larger close-up of Rilee's face.

Now that the ears and mouth are filled in, Rilee looks much better don't you think?


Update 3

Update 4

Rilee's coat is almost completely filled in. You can start to see the glow around the contour of the dog's body and on the flank which is  from the sunlight shining from behind.

The tree in the foreground  is an interesting feature that helps balance the portrait and add depth. The rich colors of the pine needles on the right gives the portrait the sensation of warmth.



Update 5

Finished Portrait-click to enlarge

Filling the blue areas  in between the leaves of the bushes behind Rilee is very time consuming. Once the treeline in the background is completed, I will go back and add more highlights and definition to some areas.

I have adjusted the color on the photograph to match as close as possible the original portrait . It's a shame the fine detail is not captured very well but click on the detailed view on the description page to see more.



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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