03 May Bernese Mountain Dog Portrait – Lily

Bernese_Mountain_Dog_Portrait_LilyPet portrait of the week is pretty Bernese Mountain Dog Lily,¬†although technically she was on the easel last week. This week I’ve been away from the studio and enjoying a few days at the seaside with my own Bernese¬†‘Bears’.

Lily was drawn on natural Pastemat using Faber Castell and Caran D’Ache artists watercolour pencils. The dry pigment was then blended with water and allowed to dry before being worked over with oil based pencils.

I’ve blended the oil layers with Zest-It to soften the feel of her coat and to ensure that the pigment fills the tooth of the Pastelmat.