have once again inspired me to complete
an unfinished assignment from the
"Art of Coloured Pencils" class I took
in the Fall of 2019.
This portrait of a Boxer Pup has plenty
of wrinkles and creases!
(As do I, of course, but luckily this was
not an assignment in self-portraiture!)
So, back in 2019, I made a good start
on the dog's eye, highlights and base colour --
Added a few more layers of colour . . .
say, things are going swimmingly
so far, aren't they!
And then I went totally berserk
applying blue shadows to
the dog's muzzle and under-eye area . . .
with some darker pencils, trying
to tone things down.
It did help a little but as you know,
once something's done, it's done
and there's only so much
you can do to fix it after the fact.
Anyway, this toned-down version
is where I left off in 2019 --
which I finished just this week.
This required a total of 23 different
colours of Prismacolor pencils.
Once it was photographed,
I noticed that I'd applied the colours
on the dog's body with a much
heavier hand than on its head.
I'm blaming the discrepancy on
being out of practice due to
the year and a half delay
between start and finish.
All things considered, however,
I'm happy with this dog.
[Art and photographs © Debra She Who Seeks, 2019-2021]