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03-15-2017, 12:50 PM
This is my very first commission. This sweet puppy is now 14 years old and her people asked me if I could do a pastel portrait of her. I haven't done many animal portraits, but I always enjoy them and think I should do more...This is 8x10 on Canson Mi-Teintes using mostly pastel pencils and some Giraults. I have some more work to do on it, but I did show it to the client and she was very happy with it.

Glory ...


03-15-2017, 01:59 PM
Debbie, this is an adorable pet portrait!

Vivien Maloney
03-15-2017, 03:55 PM
Beautiful portrait! Im sure you will get many more commissions when people see this one!
Love the purple youve used for the shadows, works well. Im not so sure about the highlights in her eyes though - they look wrong to me somehow? Have a careful check of your ref photo and see what they are like in it.

03-16-2017, 09:18 AM
So sweet. A lovely portrait. I can see why the owners would be pleased.

03-16-2017, 10:29 AM
Thank you for the kind comments and observations. I will definitely take a look at those highlights when I get back to finishing this up.

03-17-2017, 05:14 AM
A lovely portrait, the owners will treasure this. I too love the purple in the shadows. I really like her ears too. :)

chammi kaiser
03-17-2017, 08:57 AM
Charming - well done.

Equus Art
03-17-2017, 07:44 PM
Such a a sweet, soulful puppy face.


03-18-2017, 07:49 AM
Beautifully done! Love that sweet face. :thumbsup: