wolf on ice

The Finish

I finished the painting today. Since most of the animal was finished previously the only thing left to complete was to finish the snow.  I darkened the background with a dark blue and a violet.  I am very happy with the results.

Wolf on Ice-Stage 4

here’s the next stage. I have begun to add the water and improve the reflection. I think the reflection needs to be darker to set off the wolf, so I ma going in that direction. next time the finished piece.

Wolf On Ice-Stage 3

I have been reworking the fur on this wolf. I wasn’t too satisfied with it so I used a soft paintbrush and removed some of the pastel. Then I added more darks and then the lights. I also used a pastel pencil on the whitest wispy hairs. I like the way it turned out. I …

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Close Up

Wanted to share this close up of the wolf’s head with you. I just love it. You can see I added the eye and lots of detail in his muzzle. I haven’t added the wiskers yet. I think he’s going to be great looking when I am finished. I also darkened the area around his …

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