A Portrait of Chip

I’m doing this little portrait of Chip on commission and it will be a Christmas present for Chip’s doting mistress.  He is a long-haired Chihuahua, and I love this photo that Chip’s Dad took of him.  I think the fluffy hair on Chip’s ears make him look a bit like a Viking!
I’m using Carel’s technique again – acrylics worked like watercolor on Strathmore Illustration Board.  I wanted to see how I could do portraying fur with this tecnhiqe.  So far I’m pretty pleased, but I’ve got quite a ways to go.  I’ve used only three brushes – a 2″ was brush, a #0 script liner, and a #12 flat.  Carel likes to use his liner brush on its side for larger areas and it seems to work fine.

As I look at the photo of my painting, I see that the black stripe is not centered on his forehead.  Also, it needs to be wider, and the black areas at the temple need to come further forward.  I’ll correct that next time.


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