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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Malinois portrait painting progress...layering of fur!

For this dog portrait, there is much layering of the pastel to get the fur just right! It is essential for the color, length and direction of the fur to be accurate in order to render a realistic portrait.

You will notice that the dark facial mask characteristic of the malinois breed has faded due to the appearance of grey/white flecking that naturally comes with aging.

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  1. I enjoy the process .. this dog is coming along SO beautifully. You should make a little video on how you layer the fur... I'll be your first customer...

  2. thanks Hilda! I should do a little video!