Sunday, September 22, 2013

30 in 30 - Watercolor Dogs: Day 12

I'm a bit embarrassed by how far behind I've let myself slip.  I have about a million-and-one excuses, but I doubt you would want to hear them.  Anyways, this lovely Shepherd was very fun to paint.  I struggled to get my darks dark though so I cheated a bit and used black.  Not sure why that's such a "no-no" in watercolor other than it ends up looking a bit chalky.  I generally get pretty chalky looking paintings anyways though so I'm not too concerned.  I loved the harsh contrasts in the reference photo for this one so I wanted to try my best to capture that.

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