Friday, 18 June 2010

One done (nearly), two to go!

Here's how my chihuahua is looking, I'm going to move on to the other dogs now, then decide on the final tones and details. I've had to do lots of research to get the details, computers are a life-saver! I've brought down her leg, so you can see it, so her back appears flatter than the photo, also her tummy is more relaxed down. Next I'm working on Pip, the dog on the bottom left, it's a much better photo, so I'm hopeful it will be less challenging!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Doggie commission day 2

Well I made a start on this commission today, I spent a fair bit of time squinting at the photo of this chihuahua, its probably the worst photo I've ever worked from! Fortunately she's a thorough bred, so I've managed to get the basic form of a chihuahua's face from stock photos, then added her colouring and expression to it.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Heinz variety!

Here's my latest commission. The photos are poor quality and titchy. Having said that I think the three poses together will work. Lots of artist licence will be required! Its an A3 pastel painting. Heinz variety refers to the dogs breed, the chihuahua is nearly thorough breed, long-haired, but not the standard, the other dogs, golden retriever/black labrador and a border collie/spaniel mix ( I think!)