Anyway, back to work with a vengeance now ... I have several portraits lined up and most of them are two legged subjects at the moment! This is the portrait I'm currently working on. You may remember I recently showed Work in Progress pictures of a beautiful golden retriever called Bouncer. This portrait has been commissioned by the same client and I'm using Van Gogh lightfast coloured pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat (light grey)
I've stopped here to check a few things with my client. The hair colour differs slightly in the various reference photos so at this stage I need a bit of guidance on that before continuing onto the black outfit - don't want to risk smudging the black pencil with my drawing (right) hand.
I took a couple of work in progress photos along the way but in artificial light so the colours are slightly wrong. This was stage I after approx 3 hours work - simply outlining 'Nana' and building up skin and hair tone colours
and after another couple of hours the skintones are a little more refined and the colours stronger (though my camera seems to have picked up on the redtones too much here !
Whilst waiting for feedback I'll probably outline the next portrait which is a double 'person' portrait - again it will be coloured pencil on Pastelmat and I'll probably use light grey again as it is a very pleasing off white shade which makes the selection of mount/frame easier I think.