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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Watercolor Memorial Dog Portrait - Golden Retriever Brandi

This is the rough sketch of a dog I will be painting in watercolor as a memorial portrait. She was a very well loved golden retriever named Brandi.  The lines look very dark as I bumped up the contrast in photoshop so they could be seen better.

I have kept the sketch quite loose at this point as I don't want to be locked in by any graphite lines as I want her fur to be wispy and soft and the dandelions to settle into the background and not look cut out. I had to laugh outloud after I posted this update.  She looks ridiculously googely eyed right now as I darkened her left pupil at the top but not the right yet as the right one is obvious in the photo.  I darkened the left just to remind myself of the placement.  It will look so much better once the first few layers of paint are applied!

 I will be using the photos of her posted for reference.  The first photo of her was taken recently of her running in a field that she frequents and loves.  Her face I will be drawn and painted from the close up photo of her when she was younger.

The completed portrait will be 22x28" in full color watercolor.  Looking forward to seeing some color!

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