Rodent Numbers

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Australian Shepherd Dog Portrait

Finished my most recent piece, one of an Australian Shepherd dog. It's acrylics on watercolour canvas paper, just under A4 in size (hoping my new supply of actual acrylic paper arrives soon!)

It was more an attempt to practice fur than anything, so no actual background of note on it. I'm not sure if I succeeded on the fur but I have further pieces in mind to practice on.

My next piece is to paint the tiny canvas I bought mainly to photograph with the rats as it's their size (see a few blog entries down for a picture of it!). I'm hopefully painting one of my rats (Arrow, although I really should get round to painting the others, he has the most pictures of the lot but he's such a cheeky fellow that he demands the attention!) It'll be in acrylics so I'm hoping it'll turn out okay (it's so tiny compared to what I usually work on so fur might be a more of a challenge than ever!) On from that I have an idea of what I'd like to paint next, potentially a large piece (roughly A3 or A2 size, depending when my new paper arrives!). I'll blog more about it if the sketch comes along as I like!

Until next time!

- The Blogging Rat


Rachel said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The expression is really sweet on the dog!
I'd imagine it'll be difficult painting on so small a canvas - but you must try and get one of the rats to pose with it since its their size! :-)

WolfySilver said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you :)
I have since finished the little rat-sized canvas and got Arrow to pose by it :) Have uploaded a photo in my latest post ^_^