Self Portrait in coloured pencil

Monday, 17 February 2014

More Jack the lurcher

I am working hard on the portrait of Jack. I am having a bit of trouble with the photos I'm working from. His left eye was too dark to see the shape clearly. Bryn would not pose to help me, but she has prominent membranes across the inside corner of her eyes anyway. So Jasper volunteered to pose instead. I see that Jack's left eye needs a bit of adjustment tomorrow. I knew it wasn't quite right, but I couldn't decide how to fix it until I looked at the photo here.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Portrait of Jack, lurcher

I offered a portrait to an auction to pay towards vet bills for a rescue lurcher. This is the beginning of Jack. He has a beautiful long elegant nose, and I am concerned about portraying it well, with having a nose first angle! I have spent a lot of time playing with the image in Photoshop to get the proportions such that the elegance will be expressed at that angle. Perspective can be a challenge.

Friday, 31 January 2014

A pen and ink of a lynx kitten with green fern leaves and matching green eyes.