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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Commission of a Golden Retriever Pencil Portrait Drawing

  With my pastel portraits being the most popular option lately, I was excited to receive this dog pencil portrait commission because it gave me the opportunity to try out a brand new paper. I've always wanted to try out Mellotex paper and so, after finding a Canadian distributor I finally ordered a stack of sheets. Although, Mellotex is more expensive than most papers I use, I quickly realized it is well worth the difference in price as it is by far the most amazing paper I have ever had the pleasure to work with! And I've tried many, many different kinds of papers.

  So here is the portrait of "River", in a pensive pose. Along with the wip images below, you can see the original reference photo and compare the modifications I have done to the portrait.
Golden Retriever Portrait
Pencil Drawing
approx. 8"x10"

  Here are a few work in progress stages I promised to show along with the original reference image supplied by the client:

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hmuxo said...

Beautiful portrait in pencil, Colette! I enjoyed the process!! He's so handsome!

Colette Theriault said...

Thank you Hilda. It was a good change from pastels.

Sue Clinker said...

Its nice to get back to basics/graphite work every now and then isn't it?

This is a beautiful portrait Colette. Great shadows to the back of River which make that lovely chest fur really stand out.

Colette Theriault said...

Sue, thank you! Yes, monochromatic portraits give my brain a break lol.

Linda said...

Really beautiful, Colette!