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07-06-2017, 10:24 AM
Portrait of K-9 Grim, a working police dog and the father of my personal dog. This was done with soft pastels and Faber-Castell pastel pencils on Colour-fix paper. It will end up matting to 11x14. Photo credit to my dog's breeder, it was a lovely detailed reference photo which makes it all so much easier. I was really focused on trying to capture the richness of Grim's sable coat, he has a lot of pigment to his coloring and I am happy with that end result.


water girl
07-06-2017, 03:26 PM
What a lovely portrait. The changing colors of his coat is subtle but beautifully noted.

Donna T
07-07-2017, 08:56 AM
Grim is a very handsome boy! You really did a great job on his coat and there is life behind those eyes.

07-07-2017, 10:25 AM
Thank you Karen and Donna!

07-10-2017, 05:13 PM
With some advice from folks on here, I updated the composition to include his ears, which were cropped in the reference. Makes a positive difference!


07-12-2017, 09:27 PM
Rebecca, you really got the texture of that fur. I want to run my fingers through it as I pat him, if I'm allowed to pat him.