I’m starting my second shelter dog portrait. Meet Kasey! Isn’t she a beauty? Her body and legs are long and lanky and she reminds me of a wolf.
I began with the drawing, working directly on Strathmore series 400 mixed media paper. I let the drawing sit overnight and, sure enough, the next morning I saw errors that I needed to correct.
Then I began the painting, using soft body acrylics from Liquitex and Golden. First I blocked in the color areas with thin washes, then began the tiny brush strokes that I’m so comfortable with to build color and texture.
Needs more work. Specifically, I need to integrate the ears better into the head and add dimension all around. But so far, so good.