It always starts with an inspiring photo, then a sketch.
My favorite brush for this type of work is the Round Number 4 by Master’s Touch.
I use several brushes to create a painting, but finishing and details for hair, ears and eyes – this is my brush of choice.
Pups that have light fur never show up and shine the way I hoped for without a darker, contrasting background.
I am always tempted to try a light color, as I have many friends with an aversion to darker tones.
But the contrast is what it takes to make it pop.
The darker background always wins.
- grey colored pencil over the paint to detail beard and eyes,
- black ink pen (fine point) for nose and eyes, and a
- white gel pen for stray hairs and whiskers.
Mine is not a one product/medium approach.
I respect those that can do such work in one medium, but I am a gal of many tools!