Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I did this painting of Jeb who is a bloodhound. This was done from a photo by Andy Mathis on Facebook of Jeb's first vet appointment. He is a veterinarian and has a vast supply of models to choose from.
I overworked this painting and will probably do it again in future. I have another ref shot to use if I don't want to repeat the same one. He is a beautiful dog and I hope in future, Andy will take a recent photo of him. I would love to see how big and beautiful this dog has become. I love how the photo shows Jeb's future character. The "tired" look that a bloodhound has. Like he is so totally worn out and couldn't move if the house was on fire.
The painting is done in watercolor with some added pen and ink and colored pencil. It is about 11x14 inches on watercolor paper. I may just have to do it in graphite next time.
Thank you Jeb for the pose and cuteness, and thank you Andy for the photo ref and letting me use it.