Grace - Fawn Boxer dog pencil portrait
This was the 2nd portrait commissioned by the owner to match her first booked portrait of another Boxer dog named Poppy (see the bottom of the page) The stance was chosen so that they would 'mirror' each other when hung on the wall.
MEDIUM: Coloured Pencils
THE CREATION PROCESS
As you can see from the reference photo, the eyes are rather dark minimising the detail I needed, however I was able to lighten up the eyes a little more and added the missing catchlights as well as lightening the rest of the face and also tone down the shadows in the white fur which was over exposed on the photograph - this all helped to balance out the image and the final Artwork.
TESTIMONIAL FROM THE CUSTOMER:
"Such am amazing likeness of my "one in a lifetime" girl....there are not enough words to describe just how much we adore this old girl. Thank you Karen for doing such an amazing job, I am one very, very proud mummy -
cant wait to get her framed and hanging in pride of place x"