Friday, May 27, 2011

Final "Bug" portrait with Pan Pastels

This is the finished painting/drawing of "Lady Bug". She was a loving companion to one of my best friends.

I sharpened up edges around the ears and right side of her fur with a sharpened hard pastel. Lights in her eyes were also added with the same.

I used warm colors on the right side where the light shone, and cooler hues of the same values on the left. This can't be seen on the photo, but put in by the artist to show volume and contrast.

Notice the background is most intense on the upper right side to help pull the eye to the point of interest, her eyes. And it adds to the tilt of the head.

Blessings to "Bug" in doggie heaven!!!!

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