Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Coloured pencil on paper
Copyright Laura Hardie 2009

I’m calling Jed finished before I end up overworking him with my ‘touch-ups’. Next stage, providing the finished portrait is approved of course, is a visit to my framers to choose a mount.

I’m still undecided how big this portrait will end up being – the height is definitely 18 inches, it’s the width I’m not sure about. I can’t help feeling there should be quite a bit of space on the left (as we look at it) to give him space to ‘turn into' but its how much I’m having problems with. I’ll play around with mounts at my framers and get her valuable input before I make a decision.

The pic above has been cropped and only required me to paste two scans together in Photoshop but I thought I would give you a better idea of the final composition and how it will look below, even though it involved stitching (not sure if that’s the correct term) four scans together – not that easy for a technophobe like me.

Copyright Laura Hardie 2009


Teresa Mallen said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely brilliant Laura...nice to see a moving dog and he looks so happy in the portrait.

Tracy Hall: said...

Beautiful, Laura, and the sand is perfect!

Gillian McMurray said...

Beautiful. Such great movement. He certainly looks like he needs lots of space to run around.

Laura said...

Thank you everyone:)

Ingrid said...

Love the action + excitement!
=0) Ingrid

Colette Theriault said...

Wow, love the action pose. Excellent work!