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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Graphite Portrait of Papillon Dog


I thought I had scanned my sketch for this portrait of a papillon puppy but I can't seem to find it! I am working on two portraits at the same time right now as they are both needed near the same date.
This one is for the 8th annual Papillon Canada National Specialty dog show in Halifax in September. I had never heard of this breed of dog before but once I saw pictures of them I was eager to draw one as they are so pretty and endearing.
I have drawn the fur with many layers of my usual graphite pencils in 2B, B, HB, F and H. The eyes and nose appear quite dark right now. I may lighten them a little but will decide after the ears are darkened more with 2b graphite pencils.

2 comments:

Darla said...

Absolutely precious! Are you saying that this is an unfinished portrait? It looks finished to me! I can really "see" the dog's personality.

Costescu said...

Thanks so much Darla, he is a cutie hey :) This is the finished portrait of him http://www.stateofartportraits.com/2007/05/graphite-portrait-of-papillon-dog_27.html#links
Tracey