Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pet Portrait changes

The main reason I put the work in progress of my portraits up on my blog is so my clients can watch how their pet portrait is progressing and so they can ask for any changes as early on in the portrait's development as possible. This is because it is easier to make changes at the earlier stages.

The owner of Pickles, the Boxer I am currently painting in coloured pencil asked me to change one of her eyes to make it brighter. I thought I would put up the before and after photographs of the changes.

Pickles' eyes before:

And after I lightened up her left eye (as we look at it):

And an overall shot of her whole portrait:

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pet Portrait update

Today, I have been working on my current coloured pencil pet portrait of Pickles, Pebbles and Arillus. Pickles is now finished:

And I have done some more on Arillus:

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Ben - with whiskers

I was wrapping up my latest completed pet portrait of Ben, the Collie, when I realised that I'd missed his whiskers! So, here he is with his whiskers:

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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Pet Portrait completed - Ben

I have now finished Ben's pet portrait. It is an 8" x 10" graphite portrait. Here it is finished:

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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Pet Portrait update

Here is the latest update on Ben the Collie's pet portrait. It is developing quite quickly and will be finished by the end of the week.

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Friday, April 03, 2009

Pet Portrait Update - Ben

I spent a little bit of time on Ben's portrait today. I have started on one of his eyes and worked my way out from there. Here is the most recent photograph:

And here is a close up of the eye area:

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Thursday, April 02, 2009

New Pet Portrait started

I have started a new pet portrait today. It is an 8" x 10" graphite pet portrait and was donated as the best in show prize for a dog show held at the pet shop where I work part time. It is of a very handsome collie named Ben. So far, I have just done the outline:

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Pet portrait update

I have done some more work on my ongoing coloured pencil portrait of Pickles, Pebbles & Arillus. I have been working on Pickles today, she is now nearly finished:

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