View Full Version : Looking for WIP of longer haired dogs

07-11-2016, 08:54 PM
I'm currently working on a portrait of a Golden Retreiver and I've hit a wall. I'm looking for anyone who may have posted a wip of a similiar dog to hopefully give me some pointers. I've already looked through Cornwalls WIPs but he stops short of what I'm looking for. I know there are others out there that have shared their WIPs but I've lost track of their names. My main problem is not the head but the body fur that seems to go in all sorts of directions and I'm just not getting it to look right. I've done a golden before and nailed the fur but I have no clue as to what I did then. Problem is I don't do them frequently enough to retain what I learned. Or it's just another sign of old age kicking in. Anyway if anyone has a name it would sure be helpful. Thanks!

Mike L
07-12-2016, 09:25 AM
This is not exactly what you're looking for, but it might address some of the issues you're facing: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=522873

Also, if you conduct a 'net search for a phrase such as "pastel paintings of dogs with long hair" or "how to paint dogs with long hair with pastels", etc. you will probably get more hits for WetCanvas than the same search here. It also brings up instructional videos on Youtube and online art courses.


07-12-2016, 09:35 AM
Thanks Mike I will try your suggestions.

07-13-2016, 07:39 PM
I did one of a Cocker Spaniel a while back...Preston Diego (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=837032&page=3&highlight=preston) I does show how I did the long hair of the ears mainly...hope it helps!

07-14-2016, 07:35 PM
Thanks Deirdre. I did try to look at some YouTube videos but the continual buffering drives me bizerk. I guess I'll just try and figure it out by trial and error. I have at least a week left before it needs to go.

07-14-2016, 08:31 PM
Try this one

07-18-2016, 10:02 PM
Thanks for the link. That was one I tried watching but couldn't get through it. Much better this time. I've removed everything down to the paper and am determined to get it right this go around. Wish me luck!:thumbsup:

07-19-2016, 05:49 AM
I don't know if it's helpfull for you, but I also use a burnisherpencils(derwent) for doing hair.

07-31-2016, 05:33 PM
Thanks for all your suggestions. I worked it out. I think the main problem I was having that I wasn't taking advantage of the color paper I was using. Wasn't sure what I was doing but once I removed the layers of pastel that I had applied it all made sense to me. Go figure.:)