Here you see, Sadie. Part of my reference photo is sticking up from behind the painting. As you can see, I have been working on ears. The one on the right is pretty much done. The one on the left, I'm just getting started on it. Laying in the washes of color and then I will gradually build them up adding depth and texture with each new layer.
Sadie's hair is like velvet. Soft and smooth. You can click on the photo for a larger view.
Here's Rylie! The complete opposite of Sadie.....at least as far as the hair is concerned anyway. She has huge expressive eyes.....the kind you can get lost in. Her fur is full of motion.....curls and swirls. She just has the sweetest face and I think she loves the camera!
You can click on the image for a closer look.
I'm really enjoying working on these two and next time I'll post some close up sections so you can get a better idea of the detail. I love doing the details!