Bernese Mountain Dog Portrait – Ruger

Portrait of Bernese Mountain Dog RugerBernese Mountain Dog, Ruger, was one of the shortlisted finalists in my 2016 Favourite Photos competition. I love this boy’s calm, regal bearing and was delighted to be able to draw his portrait.

Ruger’s portrait was drawn on pale blue Pastelmat using Faber Castell Albrecht Durer and Caran D’Ache Musuem Aquarelle pencils, applied dry then blended with water. Once the foundation was dry enough to work over the depth and definition was built up using Faber Castell Polychromos along with Caran D’Ache Luminance and Pablo pencils.


“Yay! The portraits arrived today and they are even more beautiful in person! I am so excited to get them framed now. I will send you pictures of them once we have them framed! Thank you again so very much, words cannot express our appreciation!”