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Liffey is my friend's German Shorthaired Pointer. It was my friend's birthday and I wanted to gift him a drawing of Liffey, so snapped a photograph on a fleeting visit and in just under a week, I managed to complete this pencil portrait of her.
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Because of the soft browns in Liffey's coat, I chose a sand coloured background board to draw her on.

Building up the layers of colour in Liffey's coat with the pencils. The highlights had a lot of blue and grey in them. Putting down pencil strokes in the direction of the fur.


The finished drawing including her purple collar. Details on the nose to give the wet look!

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