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Creating a Portrait of a Great Dane

Photo of Mishka used as a reference for her pet portrait

        

 

  I was commissioned to draw a head portrait of this beautiful Great Dane named Mishka. She has passed away and this portrait is in loving memory of her life.

  I start my portraits by drawing the outline of the face, then filling in the basic shape and colors, as shown in the first example.

  In the second example you'll see that the body was drawn in, and more details were added to the face including white fur over the black muzzle area and shadowing to add depth. Also, more detail was drawn in his eyes, bringing out his playful and spunky personality. More highlighting of the white fur areas were also added in. 

  The third example (finished portrait), I added more dimension to the body area, and drew in his favorite lime-green tennis ball. 

 Click here to see the making of a Rottweiler and Labrador portrait

Click here to see the making of a Golden Retriever portrait

 

You can read more about my portraits here: About Portraits and Artist

 

If you have any other questions or comments, please feel free to email me: CheriesPortraits@aol.com

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