Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dog's head

Now that I have the grasses painted, it is time to move to my favorite part, the animal.

The dog's head takes the most time. First, I have to decide which colors to use. My reference was taken early afternoon so most of the 1100+ photos are a bit washed out. However, I have some which have good brown colors. Still, much of the colors I will be mixing are from memory. The way the dog's coat glistened in the light and the texture of his fur need to read as this German shorthair.

Secondly, the head takes the most time because it is here in which you can feel his personality - and this is simply a great dog!

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