Monday, 3 October 2016

Mini Wire Haired Dachshund ... WIP II

I think I have to call a halt to this now until my client can visit and comment on the hair/fur colour.   In each picture the dog's coat looks different - I believe this is fairly accurate but will leave it to my client to decide

I think she has only met the dog once though .. and she can't recall its name so ... fingers crossed ... I can get some guidance and then I can finish the portrait and move on.

Oh .. and also need to know if a (very simple) background colour is required.   

Pastels on Fisher 400 sanded paper


4 comments:

Jan said...

You are certainly quick with this one and he's really looking good. Hope the colors are right - I can't help as I've never seen a Dachshund that color before. And don't even ask about a background - I so hate having to come up with them. However, depending on how the dog finishes up, you may need a simple one to make his stand out.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

so fluffy :)

hmm maybe a very subtle background colour to make him stand out a bit more when done?

hopefully she can remember after only seeing the dog once or maybe ask someone who has seen the dog more

Bev said...

Such a sweet expression Sue. I would do a simple blurry background, but only because I (and this is just me) don't like the look of Fisher as it is, I always think it needs something to finish it off.

Sue Clinker said...

Thanks ladies ... sorry, been to France this afternoon stocking up on 'essentials' - mainly wine but also some lovely cheeses and pates and vegetables. French vegetables always seem so much nicer than our own and I bought loads of celery which is about 18 long and has all its greenery intact (makes wonderful soup).

Anyway, I agree about the blurry background but am just waiting to see what my client thinks about the colouring so far before I make any changes or add anything more. she's popping round tomorrow afternoon so will be able to crack on with the portrait after that.