Reef the Hungarian Vizsla

Reef’s portrait measured 8″ x 6″ / 20 x 15cm and is drawn with Faber Castell Pastel Pencil on Daler Rowney Ingres Pastel Paper.

I didn’t add a base of lightly coloured pastel to bring smoothness and light while starting this portrait as I would on a larger sized portrait because I wanted to avoid losing any intensity from the eyes and darkest areas. To build up layers, I have used the flat end of a blending tool to retain the darkest colours while still adding fine layers of pastel to allow both light and dark to come through. 

Watch a time-lapse of Reef’s portrait.

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