• Olly Jordan

Chapter 53 - Commission - Pet Portrait - Archie - 2018

Updated: May 25, 2020


Archie - A2 425gsm Bockington Watercolour Paper

Here is my first commission of a portrait. Archie was a portrait bought by one of my friends for her mum. This piece marks my first pet portrait painting and is one I will always remember working on. Hair is something that I always struggled with. It was something that I struggled with trying to recreate in my own way and keep it realistic, by making myself sit down and paint a subject that is just hair forced me to get over the fear I had and get on with the task. As you can see I had to work with different hair types, short hair for Archie's head, then longer hair over the ears. This piece was a break through for me and you can see the difference in the way I painted hair since the Teen Choice project as the hair looks more natural as you can see individual strands.

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