Pastel on paper
Subject: Dog, tamaskan, Tundra
Medium: Pastels on paper
Size: A3 (29,7×42 cm; 16×12 inches)
Year Painted: 2011
This beautiful girls portrait was commissioned from overseas too. She passed away and the family wanted something to remember her of. They thought a portrait will be a nice way to put a memory of her on their wall.
She was a beautiful girl but her reference photos were a bit off. Unfortunately I could not ask for more photos and I had to work with what I had. I had some troubles with her fur colour, but according to her owners, everything turned out nice!
Your artwork is beautiful. I do not see any problems with the left ear at all.
In my opinion the color of the fur is a bit off. What I am seeing in the portrait is more of greys and blacks. Tundra was more on the tans and browns. Also, I see alot of blue bleeding through in her fur from the background color. I am attaching a few more photos that will hopefully help in getting her color more correct. I hope this is not too much trouble to ask. Please see if you can fix the color of the fure and hide the blue bleeding through. Overall, I am very happy with the portrait.
You got the color perfect. I love it. Thank you!
See how the reference photo and close up details looked like.