I'd like to show you a few 'work in progress' scans of a dog portrait drawn in pastels, from start to finished pastel painting.
Finished dog portrait
This is the reference photo I used for the portrait. The client asked me to extend the dog's ears as the photo does not show them the way they really are. I studied several other photos of the dog to make sure I knew how they should look, such as this one:
(c) by pet portrait artist Sandra Palme
(except for the two photos of the Kooiker Hound:
(c) S. Schretzmann)