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  • Writer's pictureKevin Roeckl

Baxter portrait in progress 6 - Pink-grey looks white?

Baxter’s golden coat finished. Tomorrow I’ll do his white front paws.

It’s funny, this is on “moonstone” paper, which is a pinkish grey — the color behind his head, and showing through on his paws…but with those darker colors around them, his paws look white, don’t they?

Colored pencil and watercolor portrait of tan dog, in progress

This is how my studio set-up looked after I finished Baxter’s head and started working my way down his body from the neck a few days ago. His front paws look "white" in this pic too. But you can see by the paper color against my white table-top that paper is definitely not white.

Portrait of tan dog lying on a purple blanket, in progress in Kevin's studio.

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