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05-08-2017, 05:19 AM
Hi all,
This is the first comission I have had for a long time. I had fun painting him and hope he will bring me some more.
C&C welcome, 14x16 art spectrum pastels on orange coloured pastelmat,

Moises Menendez
05-08-2017, 05:41 AM
Very realistic work. He appears to be alive. However, the collar may be a bit distracting?

05-09-2017, 05:23 AM
Well done Deanna, the eyes are perfect. A slightly shinier nose would bring it forward more, nit-picking really, it's perfectly beautiful as it is.

05-09-2017, 11:01 PM
Thanks guys,
Your feedback is always welcome :)

05-13-2017, 09:51 AM
You remind me why I love pastel...those rich colours in the fur are delicious!

05-13-2017, 01:07 PM
Terrific work with the dog! Keeping strong darks is a challenge you've accomplished, and brought in some rich color to keep them vibrant.

The background may keep pace with a bit more with overall richer or darker greens, but it's just a thought.

05-17-2017, 04:28 PM
Lovely, I love the eyes especially! My only suggestion would to be to brighten the background a bit so that he stands out a bit more.

05-19-2017, 07:33 PM
Nice job on a difficult perspective!

05-23-2017, 10:58 PM
Thanks everyone,
He was fun to paint

05-24-2017, 09:45 PM
What a cutie! And so well done too - his joyful personality really shines through in this painting.