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The Story Of


Gus is one of two lovely Basset Hounds and they are my latest Commission. They are separate portraits on American A3 size Pastelmat paper drawn with coloured pencils.They took a total of 50 hours to complete they are now being framed for the happy clients


Started very lightly putting in Maddie's eyes and then moved onto her ear with very light tonal values and directional strokes.


Gradually building up layers on the ear, until the hair is showing, the ears get very velvety at the ends.

Then start to add the hair on the face.


When you add the nose the face comes to life and just makes more sense. I love drawing dog's noses, and in this drawing enjoyed the directional change of the hair above the nose too.

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