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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...

4 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

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

Colette Theriault said...

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

hmuxo said...

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

Colette Theriault said...

Hilda, thanks so much!