How to sharpen pastel pencils – I posted this once before, then my artist blog went to blog heaven! Here it is again as I am always asked about this subject! This is the technique I use to create all of my Pet Portraits Commissions.
Finally all of my little piggies are in place plus they all have little snouts! I’ve made a start on the blurry background but I have a feeling it could take quite some time. So far I’ve worked 32 hours on my wild boar wildlife painting so it’s another long one! You can see the previous wild boar stages here
Bit of an update on my wild boar wildlife painting. I tried so hard to be logical and work the humbugs first, I lasted 3 from 9 boar…….
No doubt, if you are local to the Forest of Dean you will recognise these little cuties immediately. These little ones are now being born in the woodlands and they are really very sweet to see. They are called humbugs (due to their stripes which sadly disappear as they grow larger) or hoglets.
Holly’s dog portrait is now completed. I’ve sent each update to her Mum, and so far the news is all good, fingers crossed the last update is also the same! It’s definitely been hard resisting too much chocolate especially as it’s been Easter and Holly’s colouring has certainly made me feel very peckish!
Still working away on Holly, one of my latest dog portraits and I think I’ve managed to get her shine coming through! Her reference photo is very hazy so it’s been quite a bit of guess work. Her Mum asked for the lightness on her forehead to be toned down, which I have done and it’s given way to lots of chocolate, yummy! Read my Customer reviews from previous clients. Continue reading Chocolate labrador dog portraits continued
Today I visited the beautiful market town of Ledbury where my Pet Portraits from photos will be in an exhibition until April 12th in the old Market Hall which features in all the images of Ledbury as it’s very old and picturesque. I will have examples of Dog Portraits and Horse Portraits.