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Hank

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Category Drawing
Type Painting
Subject Pet
Material Watercolor
Style Impressionist
Laura Eliason on craftsy.com

What was your source for this piece? Online Photo or Website

Laura Eliason on craftsy.com

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. My dear cousin sent me a few photos of her lovely rescue dog Hank to work with. After selecting a photo to work with, I play around with the levels and contrast in photoshop before sketching and then painting the portrait. This was my first pet portrait, and was very challenging, was many times convinced it would come out hideous. The life really came out in the final detailing of the hair and the highlights in the eyes. Learned so much from this portrait.

Laura Eliason on craftsy.com

Is the piece for sale? No

Laura Eliason on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time. Keep looking at the source, paint what is there, not what you think should be there. And keep going when you think you've probably ruined it.

Laura Eliason on craftsy.com

Love It!

10/13/2013 Flag

thanks

10/26/2013 Flag

How did you accomplish the fine strokes on the nose? did you scratch it out?

10/13/2013 Flag

HI! I used white gouache!

10/26/2013 Flag

Perfect!

11/07/2013 Flag

Beautiful!

02/09/2014 Flag

Amazing!

03/12/2014 Flag