Final Scan of Trixa

This is my recently completed artwork, a  border collie pastel portrait of “Trixa”.  She is drawn on grey Canson Mi Tientes Touch paper in size 35x30cm. I still have a matt to create for the drawing though.

Trixa’s portrait is the last I had in mind to complete this year, however there will be many more to come in 2018.

The lettering is drawn with graphite pencils and the rest with hard pastel and conté pastel. I wanted to create a soft and simplified drawing but still realistic, just love the outcome of this one, do you like it too?

I decided to use a grey paper in order to enhance the white in her coat and intensify the really dark blacks. Colors were only used her eyes and grass.

Would you like to view more pastel portraits?

Visit my pastel gallery with dog, cat and horse portraits.

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Pastel portrait of Border collie Trixa – Final Scan

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Pastel portrait of Border collie Trixa – Close up