Friday, October 23, 2009

Finished

Bruno
10x8 Coloured Pencil
Copyright Laura Hardie 2009

Bruno is now finished and has been for a couple of days but worryingly I’ve been experiencing problems with my computer so couldn’t post earlier. I hate it when things start to go wrong with my computer and I don’t know the reasons why as I always think it’s just a matter of time before it crashes on me. It’s a new(ish) computer too so wouldn’t have thought things could go wrong so soon – I’m keeping everything crossed it’s just a technical glitch.

10 comments:

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Great portrait. Like the palette and the wee pink tongue. Hope things pan out with your new computers teething problems. Best

Grahame Butler said...

What can I say that I haven't said before, your work is just the best! I'm so pleased I threw my CP's away as I would never get to this standard, and would of ended up kicking the cat out of frustration....

sue said...

Bruno is superb Laura ... fantastic job on those ears!!

Fingers crossed your computer blip cures itself ... my machine is about due for replacement I think as lots of little things keep going wrong - don't you just love technology

Páll Timi said...

you are very very talented! wow!!! great job!!!

Brian Duey said...

Wow, really impressive work!! One of the best dog portraits I've seen in a long time!

Jennifer Rose said...

the fur detail is great :) really soft looking

Debbie said...

I am always amazed with your work, Laura, and this is one of your best! Do you use Brisol Smooth to get such detail? Look forward for more!

Debbie

Laura said...

Thank you all for the encouraging comments - they definately inspire me to keep going and are great confidence boosters (just what I need just now:))

Debbie in answer to your question about paper I use Fabriano Artistico 140lb hot pressed watercolour paper and have found this, personally, to be the best paper for working with coloured pencils. It is smooth enough to be able to get lots of detail but at the same time has enough 'tooth' to take lots of layers (essential for my technique:)). I think I have tried Bristol Smooth and found I couldn't get as many layers as I'd have liked. Hope that helps:)

Jacqueline Gnott said...

Some of the nicest dog portraits I've seen. Love your work!! I've added your blog link to my site. :~)

Laura said...

Thank you Jacqueline - I'm a huge fan of your watercolours so your comment means a lot to me. And thank you for the link:)