We’ll start today’s session by painting Ruby’s body. The colors of her coat are made a tiny bit more muted so the viewer’s attention will be draw to the richer colors on her ears and face.
Now I begin blocking in the basic planes of her face.
The richest color is in Ruby’s alert ears. I can just imagine how she would perk them up when her name was called.
Her gray nose is made with mixes of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + White. Then a few rosy touches of Alizarin Crimson + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White are added.
Let’s work on Ruby’s expressive eyes. First the entire area is painted with MUD. Then the deep brown iris is delineated.
Light pours into the painting from the upper left; therefore the iris on the right side is highlighted at about 5 o’clock.
Next, the catch light is placed near the upper lid at 11 o’clock. You can click on the picture to see it larger.
Isn’t her purple collar pretty? I think it looks so nice with Ruby’s coat. Mixtures in several different proportions of Dioxazine Purple + Ultramarine Blue + White are used.
The final touch is to add Ruby’s name on the tag. What a beautiful baby, I’ve so enjoyed painting her. Please remember, if you have a fur baby that you would like me to paint please feel free to email us at email@example.com. And by the way, I really appreciate all of your kind comments and questions. Hugs,