German Shepherds_Stage 1

I also paint other animals besides wolves and thought you might enjoy seeing how one of those paintings comes together.

I have selected a favorite of mine of 2 German shepherd dogs. They were wonderful subjects and I hope you will enjoy watching the painting progress. I have begun the painting, which is done on grey velour paper, with just a drawing of black pastel. I used a hard pastel that I sharpened with a razor blade to form a point. Soft pastel just doesnt work for this. It leaves too much pastel on the paper. The hard ones also make a great fine line.

German Shepherds portrait

 

At this point I am trying to just get a black and white drawing and some shading as well . This will help me in the later stages when I add color.

Come back to see the next stages!

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