Kedron ( See All Proofs)
This very handsome Springer Spaniel is Kedron. Is that a cool name or what? This artwork is coming along well. I think I have done a pretty decent job of painting in a lot of missing detail and texture. Now I just need to find my magic button on the keyboard that will erase the scarf and fill in the gaping hole with hair.
Taking off hats, shirts, and scarves is one of the most common requests I get. I have seen many portrait artists, both digital and traditional that have strict photo guidelines that encourage folks to not send in these types of photos. The reason is simple, it is pretty hard to fill in hair that you can not see. How is it supposed to fall? Is it curly or straight? In this case I will spend a few hours pouring over photos on-line of similar dogs to try to mimic what that chest "might" look like. I don't mind a challenge, I just always hope folks understand that my keyboard looks just like theirs, not like the sample below ... that is just me having some fun by creating a dream keyboard ... with special dog art commands. I do wish Apple would get busy and create that.
I am having fun here and teasing a bit. As frustrating as challenging photos can often be I have to remind myself of what I tell my assistants: " you learn twice as much from hard photographs as you do from perfect snapshots". Ok, I am signing off to go study chest hair now.