Sunday, May 26, 2013

Izzy - WIP 1

Izzy is a Spanish Water Dog with a lot of personality! Her mom commissioned me to paint her portrait, so here is the beginning stage.

Nothing is even remotely close to being finished yet. I started by painting her eyes, then her nose, and then her tongue. Just so it didn't look like her tongue was hanging in midair, I added the rest of her mouth. I then continued on with other areas of her fur. She is an interesting color, difficult to describe and even harder to mix, but I think I'm doing okay on the color so far. Still have a lot of layers and colors to add. I'm having a lot of fun painting her though. I added a close-up of her nose for those of you who, like me, like close-ups.

Thank you Gwen for this opportunity to paint such a lovely dog!

Medium: Prismacolor colored pencils
Support: Ampersand White Pastelbord
Additional tools: Bristle and stencil brushes, drafting brush, and a kneaded eraser.
Size: 8" x 10"
Reference credit: My own from a photo shoot with Izzy