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~ Realistic portraits of your favourite pets in coloured pencil ~

PET PORTRAITS   by   Deborah Bates


"A Portrait in Progress"

This time, featuring a beautiful border collie, "Maggie", who I had the pleasure of drawing a few years ago. On the right is the completed portrait, and below, the client's reference photo, and a few shots  showing the various stages as the portrait developed. The process begins with a line drawing, which is transferred onto illustration board, then developed further with coloured pencil, applied gradually in layers of various colours to build up the detail.