portrait dog Rottweiller #2

After creating a same size photograph to work from, I sketch the portrait onto the watercolor paper and begin by washing in the b ackground in greens flavored with burnt sienna. Then I begin putting cool blues on the highlights and warm browns on the brown fur areas. This begins to show me some depth and shape at the beginning of the illustration.

dog portrait sketch with photograph on desk

Author: artist

An artist with realistically surreal colorful style in the Inland Pacific Northwest, Valerie Woelk.

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