Friday, 2 March 2012

African Painted Dog

I've never drawn or painted an African wild dog but have wanted to for ages. Unfortunately I've been unable to find a reference photograph to work from which I liked enough. Finally, this one appeared on the Paint My Photo website so I pounced on it. I've been working on this on and off for four days, although I have had a lot of other things to do as well.

I still have a lot to do on the face and particularly the grasses which have really given me some grief! I think they'' look better once I get the shadows in and some texture on the foreground. I'm going to have to make up the rear end of the dog as it was cropped out of the photograph but I don't think that should be a problem.....we'll see.

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