Monday, 28 June 2010

Been tweeking Pip, and getting on with Sally....













Well as said above, I've been tweeking, I really didn't like Pip's hind leg ( 2nd dog). I decided to change the pose slightly to soften the edges. I have worked into Sallys fur today worked on all the details. The lump between her front legs will be a ball. I need to decide on her background at the moment I'm thinking of graduating a tonal colour. The chihuahua I think I will hint the details of the sofa, most the photos I have she's on it, so I think it's was a typical pose!


I haven't really mentioned any technical arty stuff yet. I'm working initially with very soft pastel using pastelmat paper, then working into them with pastel pencils. Then to get strong final highlights I'm using soft pastels sharpened to a point.



5 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Sarah,
This is coming out lovely. May I make a suggestion? You said you were going to put the chihuahua on a sofa. If you want to make all three dogs look like they are hanging together in the yard on the grass you could put the other dog on a wicker sofa or lawn chair of some sort and tie them all together in the moment.
Please forgive me if I've overstepped. I mean no disrespect for your lovely work.

jolicious said...

It's lovely seeing the dogs brought back to life in this picture - Sally is Spot on! Nearly brought a tear to my eye!!!

jolicious said...

Forgot to say - glad you are putting the ball in the picture - she always had a ball with her!

Crystal Cook said...

I love these! You have captured these beautiful dogs sweet expression perfectly! And I love how you've handled the fur. Very nice work :)

Sjamesportraiture said...

Thanks Carol, please feel free to critique my work or make suggestions I love it! I see you point re garden theme, I've however decided to use colour to tie them together I hope you like it.
jolicious so pleased you're happy!
Thanks Crystal!