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Color Portrait of Black Lab “Jake”

And yet another lab! Because this was a black dog and black dogs are more time consuming to draw, with the okay from my client I was able to try something new here: draw the highlights of the black dog in colored pencil on black paper. The white hairs of this older dog and back lighting on the photo could not have made it.more perfect. It definitely saved time and the end result was satisfying. Here is the reference photo with the completed drawing on bottom.

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