This is one of my latest dog portraits in conté pastel, a Golden Retriever named Goldy. It is a little dog portrait in size 25x30cm drawn on Canson Mi Tientes Touch paper.
The end destination of this drawing is India, this portrait will serve as a lovely memorial piece for the dog’s owners. We added a different background to brighten up the original reference.
I also used a bit more color than I usually use on conté’s. As I used more colors it looks more like a pastel sketch, but it’s drawn with black as a base so it is still a conté pastel.
I’m way behind on my blog updates, but I hope I’ll get better at updating one day. Many more blog updates should be posted.
Below you can view the final photo of the piece. I also created a white matt along with the completed portrait. It looks better when my clients receive their drawings that way 🙂