The final painting. (Edit: No more fur for a while – this is just demoralizing)
After soliciting requests from James about subject matter he suggested dogs and rummaged around on the internet to find a photo. I found this very difficult – fur is hard and dark fur is very hard. On top of that there wasn’t much variation in the coat to suggest form or texture. But, a request is a request.
The preliminary sketch – looking promising.
The first attempt. Oh dear – what happened?
Take two. Now this is a bit better. Still not really happy though. Add dogs to my list of nemeses (can you have more than one nemesis?)