Thursday, October 2, 2008


My first commission measuring 11x14. Phinney is a Springer Spaniel and an adorable one at that. I'm pleased with how this came out. I decided to go with a 'fade' effect for the fur on the bottom instead of finishing the fur to the end of the board. I think it adds a nice artistic touch. I need to start timing how long these are taking me. I believe I worked on Phinney for a few weeks, taking about an hour, hour and a half each day. My next commission I will start to count the hours, out of my own curiosity.

The original photograph:

And the final results: VIEW FULL SIZE
Medium: Scratchboard with a water color wash
Size: 11x14
[Sadly my scanner couldn't scan the full size but it was able to scan the important part; the dog]

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