My favorite part of a portrait is when the face begins to pop off the page...and this little champ definitely has the cuteness factor to boot!
Shelties have a gorgeous coat with beautiful color and markings but rendering realistic fur can be a challenge. Here, I've added many layers of pastel to achieve the color, texture and depth of the dog's luscious coat.
I am now convinced that this dog painting is progressing to the point that I am starting to see the light! LOL