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 how to draw a pet dog in pastels from a photo
The brief is to draw the dog in pastels on textured artist
pastel paper size 12 by 16 inches

I was asked to alter the layout to make a neater portrait.
remove the leg upper right
remove area of back on left side
don`t show front legs
( this will leave a head and shoulders portrait )
I start the drawing by
lightly drawing in the main
details with a hb lead pencil
with the pencil and white
pastel to see detail clearly
Using my pastels I apply
some pink colour to ears
and shade in white areas on
face and add colour to eyes
The white shading is
now roughly added in
the face
I add some of the darker
shading to the face
The shading is now roughly
finished on the face and
colour added to nose.
strengthen eye colour
Here I start to blend in the
shading on the  face ( darks
and highlights ) to give a
smooth finished look
blending the shadows and
lights on the face,nose,
ears and mouth
Now the face and ears are blended
and appears darker and smoother. I
have also made shadows even darker
added colour to collar .Add blue to
background
A STEP BY STEP DEMONSTRATION
by artist David Gilchrist
Practice working from photos
yourself it`s a great way to gain
confidence in art and if at first
you don`t succeed you can
always try again ! Give it time
and you will see results.
I hope to bring you more how
to`s soon
so please feel free to come
back and see if I have added
something new
start drawing step 1
 show outline step 2
add white step 3
 more white step 4
 add darker shading step 5
 eye colour step 6
 blend in step 7
shadows and lights step 9
 add background step 9
HOW TO DRAW A PET DOG IN PASTELS FROM A  PHOTO
HOW TO DRAW A PET DOG IN PASTELS FROM A  PHOTO
draw from this dog photo
finished pastel drawing of dog from a photo

how to draw a pet dog in pastels from a photo

Here is the  photo of dog
Copyright david gilchrist
Now here is the finished pastel portrait  
ready for framing !
how to draw a pet
dog in pastels from a photo
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oil paintings from your photos
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portrait paintings from your photos
By David Gilchrist