"Love Glow" 9 x 12. Available.
As part of my Happy Pup Series, I found this sweet Golden Retriever on my friends Instagram account @comfortretriever. Miloh's joy and love is so apparent, which is why I chose lots of color to capture her glow.
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Below, I've outlined my process in creating this happy portrait.
First, with a 4B pencil, I drew Miloh very, very lightly.
Second, with a black Prisma Colored Pencil, I outlined the face and fur with another light layer. That's the trick here, doing everything lightly, and in layers.
Once most of the body was touched in black, I started adding color. Starting with rose red. Of course.
On the right side I went over the black with shades of red, orange, purple, turquoise, dark blue, and light blue.
On the left side I primarily used brown, gold, yellow, and white, to maintain Miloh's original coat color. In this step, I also added color to the eyes. That's my favorite part of the drawing!