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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Dog Portrait Commission Munsterlander

This is a reference photos of a portrait that I will be starting on Monday of a Munsterlander dog named Murphy. The reference photo is very small but it is a surprise gift and it is the best one available and the pose and expression on Murphy's face are so sweet.
I will be working from several reference photos to get more details but the general pose and tonal values from this photo will be used to ensure that Murphy's character is captured.
The portrait will be 18 x 24 in monochromatic watercolor which will give a very nostalgic feel that I think is very fitting for a hunting dog.


Billie Crain said...

i can hardly wait to see this completed, Tracey! great dog, great 'pose', so-so photo. isn't that always the way with pet pic references? it really makes you challenge your abilities and i know you're up for it.:D

Tracey said...

lol thanks for the vote of confidence billie :) I have not gotten too much done yet but it has been fun already. It is nice change of pace after doing several large graphite portraits of people. Helps to keep things fresh I think :)