Friday, February 25, 2011
I couldn't resist painting this pose of my Rat Terrier, Cloud. He has the most expressive face I've ever seen. This is the sixth painting I've done of him (he is my little muse), and it is my favorite one to date.
Here are a few work in progress photos. In this one, I've laid down some background color and started painting his face.
Now I'm blocking in the main colors, trying not to get too detailed, but paying attention to the way the light falls on his fur. Oh those ears, how I love them!
Most of his face is blocked in now. The next step is to go back and refine everything.
And the finished painting. Not much in the way of a background because I wanted all the focus to be on Cloud. His head and neck have a nice solid sense of form to them, more so than some of my older pieces I think.
I hope you've enjoyed the painting and this series of photos.