Monday, October 19, 2009

Black Lab Commission-Signed & Sealed...


WIP- Black Lab Commission

Nearing Finish. Deciding on signature placement and finshing touches.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

WIP-Black Lab Commission

I had a surprise one day visit from a grandchild this weekend and only got to work a short time. I am getting very close to completing this piece. Hoping to deliver this week. Sometimes, I find the plain areas of fur to be the most difficult...harder to see some of the shapes.

Friday, October 16, 2009

WIP- Black Lab Commission

Here is the latest. Did not get much done yesterday. Of course, I am now working on the "boring part". Ann Kullberg is right, save the eyes for last...they are the "Fun Part"!  I found great satisfaction in working on the eyes and the complicated mouth on this piece. In this case, I am trying to work from left to right to keep from smearing or smudging. Working on large areas af fur can be quite tedious although in this case, there is some shaping involved. I hope to put in more "fur" time this afternoon.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

WIP- Black Lab Commission "The Eyes Have It!"

Started the other eye area this morning. I am posting several updates. Note that I have softened the area where the sky and land meet. It looked to hard to me. As I move along, I keep going back to the mouth area to tweak it. Looking at the photos I take at each step are a big help in seeing areas that need more work.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Work In Progress - Black Lab Commission

Did I mention that this is Colored Pencil on Pastelbord? Spent the better part of today working on this in between business calls. A lot of work around the tongue. Coming right along...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Black Lab WIP - Part Four

Moving right along, working on the nose and eye...

Black Lab WIP - Part Three

Starting the dog now. I am really pleased with it so far...

Black Lab WIP - Part Two

Almost finished background. Using a different method than I will on the actual Lab.

Work In Progress - Black Lab

Started a commission this week...Black Lab
Thought this would be a good one to post as Work In Process.