Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Newfoundland - Work In Progress 01

Newfoundland commission reference photo

Newfoundland commission contour drawing
Hi All,

This is going to be a commission work in progress of a female Newfoundland named Echo.  The owners of Echo asked that I come out to their house to take her pictures.  She was getting quite old and they wanted me to take the pictures of her right away.  It's a good thing I did because she recently passed away.  I took several pictures of her and this is the photo I settled on.  I loved how she was looking up at the owner with such loving eyes.  I sure hope I can do her justice in the rendition of this most regal dog.

 This piece will be 12" X 12", 100% Colored Pencil on tan Suede Mat Board.  At this point all I have done is the contour drawing and transferred it to the suede mat.

I use a grid when creating my contour drawing and then I transfer it to the suede board using transfer paper.

As I mentioned in my last post of the elephants I will be jumping back and forth between the elephants and this piece.  I need to get the elephants done also but I'm having a tough time focusing on the boring skin, LOL.

Please keep checking back, as I will post the progress on both pieces I'm working on.  It will be a bit slow for a while, at least until the CPSA convention is over.  After that I hope to be a lot more steady on my progress on both pieces.

If you have any questions or comments, just speak up and don't forget to "Keep Scribbling".


  1. Gemma,

    Great piece!! His eyes are so much clearer than the photograph. It's like they have come to life. They are going to love this portrait.