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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dog portrait progress

I am so excited to have started working on the second dog! While the coat color is different than the lab, it does provides me with the opportunity to apply a different technique to recreate the fur thus avoiding monotony.
 The texture and pattern on the sofa will probably be the most challenging aspect of this piece so I reserve that for last. I have included the reference photo so that you can see the transformation of the "flash eye" effect that ruins so many pet photos. I did use a few other reference photos of the dog that were taken outside in natural light (showing much better eye detail) to help me capture the likeness of his eyes.



3 comments:

hmuxo said...

DARN! you are good!! It's great to see the reference picture as well. It's coming along beautifully Colette!!!

john said...

This one is showing some real positive potential. I look forward to seeing the completed piece.

Colette Theriault said...

I appreciate your visits and comments Hilda and John. Nice to hear from you's.