Yesterday, I took photos of my dog as reference for a painting that I want to make.
This is my dog, Fender. He’s an Australian Shepherd:
He posed on the table to give me a slight frog’s perspective. Also to capture his more regal facial expression (I love that!).
To be honest I love to draw from photos. It puts me in a Zen mode. This is the first result:
On my Pinterest page I collected some Chesterfield chairs and top hats and sketched them too, since they make good accessories in the final portrait.
In this rough sketch I more or less combined the different ingredients:
Tomorrow I’ll continue working on the small painting.