Ernest - Chocolate Labrador pencil portrait
A beautiful portrait of a lovely Chocolate Labrador called Ernest.
These days, most of my work is produced using more than one image just so I am able to get the 'perfect' composition for a portrait, this was a great photo and stance but the shadows required lightening and his mouth was slightly 'puffy'
MEDIUM: Coloured Pencils
THE COMPLETED PORTRAIT
CREATING THE PORTRAIT:
As you can see from the reference photograph I had to make a rather vast change to Ern's mouth as it looks as if he had just closed his mouth leaving it 'puffed' instead of natural and trying to change this without an actual reference is a very difficult thing to do as I was unable to tell if it still resembled Ern once complete. I also ensured the shiny areas on the face caused by the sun, was balanced out and the heavy shadows under the neck was also softened. This portrait was a real challenge but thoroughly enjoyed taking on the task.