Hi everyone! I’ve been hard at work on a few commissions this week which is great fun!
I’ve had the house to myself as Sam has been away on a stag weekend, so it’s been good to have plenty of time for painting.
This pet portrait is the main piece I’ve been working on. It’s still not finished, in fact there’s quite a way to go.
I’ve got to paint all the little hairs on the ear, add detail to the nose, finish the collar and tags and refine the shading.
I’ve been taking photos at each stage and am hoping to make them into a video when I’m finished. Until then, here are a few to show how it’s progressed.
The last image in that series shows the dog looking very dark. To lighten it up I’ve painted tiny white hairs over the whole thing which I will then cover with a tan coloured wash to bring it all together.
I’m working in acrylic paint because it dries nice and quickly, allowing layers to be built up with no drying time in between. I’ve never tried oils but would love to have a go!
Here’s where I’ve been working at the dining room table. It now has a few nice acrylic splodges…shh!
This week I’ve also been working on a paper cut kirigami cityscape. I’m still only at the cutting stage, the windows are taking ages! Eventually, when all the details have been cut, I’ll fold it and it’ll magically turn into a 3D city. Well, here’s hoping. The last kirigami I did went wrong, so fingers crossed I’ve got the measurements right on this one.
Next Sunday, I’ll hopefully have a finished pet portrait to show you!
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