Thursday, February 24, 2011

Painted Pet Portrait of Scottish Terrier; Mixed media; graphite, acrylic and oil paint

My pet portraits start with a photo session or a highly detailed photo in the clients collection.  This photo shows the 1st step of the rendering process, which includes a highly detailed graphite drawing.  After this step I layer acrylic and then oil paint to achieve an absolutely stunning and lifelike look.

I think he likes it!  Haha

 And here is the finished product!  An amazingly lifelike and super chic painting of your pet.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely, lovely portrait! Your technique sounds very interesting. After a perfect graphite drawing, does the acrylic wash not remove the graphite? Just curious to know. This is one of the best Scotty portraits I've seen yet.