Here is a pastel portrait of my neighbor’s dog, Lucky. He is a special dog and we have known him for a long time now. He is getting on in years and I had wanted to do his portrait for some time. My daughter, Kelsey, would sometimes feed and walk him, and she grew very close to him over the years. Lucky was always a good dog, and also very smart. There were times he would carry his own leash in his mouth when Kelsey would walk him. so funny!
Well, here is another attempt (I just keep trying) at another cute animal in pastel on velour. Now I loved this one! The only thing was that I first did him by himself, then changed it by adding some kind of foliage in the background to make him “pop”…but it did not. I did not like it. I need to practice more on how backgrounds work. I then covered over the dark background with heavy white and blue pastel because you can not erase on this. I didn’t even think it would cover to tell you the truth, but it did a decent job. I just wanted him to show up. I hope you like it. I just want to touch him!
Yes, I found this little illustration in my drawer the other day. It was drawn on a post card and since it was small, was lost among a bunch of papers. I couldn’t believe it when I found it. I love the colors and the way the seed is perfectly placed on his dish. I just had to share it. Enjoy!