Sunday, March 9, 2014

Tye's Dog Portrait Finished


Here is Tye's finished portrait, size 12x12". His owner Matt took the nicest picture of Tye sitting in the snow and looking upward. I worked this piece in Prismacolor pencil on Stonehenge paper. I used a small flat bristle brush to burnish the pencil where I wanted solid areas of the fur with no texture from the paper showing through.

I created the shadows in the snow by using cool blues over warm blues and purples, then another warm blue over the top. Experiment layering warm-cool-warm-cool (or vice versa) to make colors sing.

2 comments:

VL Wise said...

WOW...great portrait!!

Kendra said...

Thank you! I was fun working on this one. The dog has so much personality.