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Monday, October 4, 2010

Rosie coming to life!


After spending much of the day working on this drawing, I managed to finish the facial features of this pretty border collie/Labrador mix. Drawing the fur on the muzzle is definitely the most time consuming part since each strand of fur measures only 0.5 to 1.0 mm long! Add to the fact that several layers of different grades of pencil are slowly added, one at a time. Considering this, drawing the rest of the dog should be smooth sailing from now on right? I sure hope so!

6 comments:

Dors said...

Rosie is looking wonderful.
Your patience show in everything you draw.

Just perfect.

Colette Theriault said...

Ah, thanks so much Dors! I wish sometimes I was more patient in other areas of my life...

Pointy Pix said...

Wow! It sounds as though your method of pet portraiture is every bit as time consuming as mine (stippling pen and ink) but it certainly is worth it - your work is amazing - so detailed and incredibly life like. Beautiful

Colette Theriault said...

Thanks Nicola for commenting on my blog! I wouldn't do it any other way as I love creating the detail in my portraits. I remember doing a piece in pointillism during High School and I enjoyed it very much. It too is very time consuming so I know where your'e coming from.

Rosemary said...

Beautiful. So happy you share your methods and let us see the progress. That you enjoy the journey shows in every piece!

Colette Theriault said...

Glad you like it Rosemary! I appreciate your comments.