13005. The Graduate. Commissioned pet portraits. Contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org
|The Graduate • colored pencil on Mi Tientes paper • 8x6 inches|
The Graduate is a piece I have worked on (more off than on) for almost two years. Colored pencil is a slow method to creating artwork but even more when not worked on continuously day after day until completed. When a piece goes through starts and stops and is laid aside for days, weeks, even months, I find it difficult to get started again. I tend to do that (lay the piece aside) more when I am painting for myself.
|The Graduate • earlier progress image © V. Bridges Hoyt 2013|
The pup in this colored pencil rendering is my little boxer boy Thor. At the time of the graduation he was no more than six months old—still a pup. What am I saying? Today is almost 2-1/2 years old and he still plays like a puppy, a 76 pound pup.
I'm happy withThe Graduate. It's one of my favorites. I'll be painting more of Thor boxer boy in the future.
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