Friday, July 31, 2009

More progress on Cloud's portrait

If you recall, this is where we left off, with the underpainting completed. Now I paint layers over the underpainting, adding depth and detail. First the left ear:


Then the right:


Starting on his forehead here:


and working my way down:


The next picture shows the painting as it stands now. I wanted to work on his nose before starting the fur on his muzzle. Still a little ways to go, but it's getting closer to the home stretch, stay tuned!


14 comments:

pencilportraits said...

I can't believe how the fine detail changes the portrait so much, you can see exactly what's there in the initial stages but the fine details just make it. Beautiful Cloud.

Mona said...

looking good Kathleen. Have a great weekend!

sam said...

Great stuff Kathleen, Cloud has a lovely expression:o)

Bijou said...

Hi Kathleen,

Cloud is looking terrific! Can't wait to see it all done.

Wags & wiggles,
Bijou

Caroline said...

OH, so beautiful, Kathleen! This painting gets more and gorgeous - I feel I can reach in there and stroke him!!

Carolee said...

Gorgeous! Cloud's eyes are so expressive....

~ Carolee

Martine said...

Oh my gosh, that is an amazing painting! You are so talented!!!

:) martine

Linda said...

Amazing artwork portrait,Kathleen, expressive and sensitive portrayal, as with all your work, an inspiration. Lindax

gtyyup said...

It's looking great!!! His eyes are really expressive.

AtelierBrigitte said...

This is really looking great!!

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

The detail in your paintings is amazing!

Train Wreck said...

Oh It's beautiful! Just trying to catch up on my friends, miss being able to see what's going on. Looking good around your place:)

Dean Grey said...

Kathleen!

Cloud's portrait is coming along GREAT!

Wonderful rendering. I love his expression!

Another awesome Cloud painting!!

-Dean

Carla said...

This is really great!