Bloging a finished (and accepted) commission is a great feeling!
"It's a wrap!" and here it is for your viewing. A little West Highland Terrier named Keltie.
"Double Take" 17" x9", pencil on paper
First of my winter inspired drawings.
Double Take is based on a photograph I took last winter of a mare and foal out for an early morning trundle. The way they both harmoniously walked past me really highlights the unity that exists between mare and foal for the first half year of the youngsters life.
Finally, "reflected" has come to life.
I set myself the challenge of rendering reflections as well as defining curly wavy hair. I have drawn this portrait on an ultra smooth (Melotex) paper and have had to work very hard at getting the darks dark.
The idea behind the whole concept was to make the reflection the main character and not the actual little girl. The result is quite ok and I have a whole load of new lessons learned to take on to my next piece.
Back to the drawing board to put them on paper!