This was less successful than the last doggie portrait for me, mostly because I have not met this pup for real yet. it is hard to get a likeness for something you have never really seen. At least for me. I am caught u with all my nephews dogs now!
This took awhile. I have wanted to draw her for my friend for a few years but she likes to hide and run outside whenever I had my camera with me for ref photos. I finally caught a few of her outside with my iPod touch. Not the best camera but the best camera is the one you have with you.
Like always, I thought this was a total failure until about 10 hours in when it seemed to come together and work. I do the outlines first, then put in solid colours behind them and slowing fill in colour detail and shading. Last things added were the bush and light out front.