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Pet Portraits

Pet portraits capturing the personalities of "Man's Best Friends"

"Portrait of Larry" 16x20, Acrylic

"Portrait of Larry" 16x20, Acrylic

Pastel portrait of Larry

"Larry with Toy" 8x6 pastel

"Larry with Toy" 8x6 pastel

"Dubious Dubi" 6x8 pastel

"Dubious Dubi" 6x8 pastel

"The Mystery Cat" 12x10 acrylic

"The Mystery Cat" 12x10 acrylic

"Sleeping Cat" 10x12 acrylic 

"Sleeping Cat" 10x12 acrylic 

"Bentley. King Charles Spaniel" 10x8 acrylic

"Bentley. King Charles Spaniel" 10x8 acrylic

Anatomy of a Portrait

The steps in the process of creating a portrait titled "Gilly".

The original photograph used for the portrait painting.

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Below is the first steps of the portrait by blocking out the proportions of the figure and background and adding initial color to the skin.

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The facial features are defined and the upper torso shadowing is added.

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The figure is refined with the clothing added.

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The background is created with pale color and tone.

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The final portrait is completed with background detail and lightening.

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