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Friday, July 11, 2014

Malinois portrait progress

In this step, I've painted more of the very short muzzle fur and the nose (which still needs some tweaking). So far, I have layered up to 6 different pastel colors in order to render this dog's fur. 

Below you can see the fur details up close (larger than actual size).  Since the small precise strokes require a very sharp and crisp point there is a need for constant sharpening. Concentration and a steady hand is essential to lay the fur correctly. This process is quite time consuming and there is still much more work to be done...


  1. Wow, what patience you must have. Looking wonderful Colette.

  2. Carol, thank you! I may start working on a little bird next...

  3. Your work is AMAZING!!! Love the closeup on this dog, Colette. You can see all the beautiful colors!!