Now putting in the teeth with colored pencils on the grey paper. This is the third head study in Karen's portrait…Rio.
There is a lot of detail in Rio’s mouth…tongue, teeth, gums, and lips. I’m using a lot of pinks, mauves, dark peach, for that, as well as the usual assortment of browns and greys.
The third of the 3 head-studies in this triple portrait....
Ch Nightbird’s Triton, CGC, SAR Wilderness Air Scent, SAR Human Remains Detection
As with each individual I portray, I ask the client to tell me about their loved one before I begin working on their face. Karen does a great job describing who each dog was. I’ve shared Cooper’s and Addie’s bios with you when I finished each of their head studies. This is Rio’s head finished. But there is also a depiction of Rio and Karen hugging (“Rio was a hugger”, Karen said) in this portrait. I will share Karen’s words about gentle, protective, devoted Rio, Champion and certified Search-and-Rescue dog, when I finish the “Rio hugging” figures.
One of the photos of Rio that Karen shared at the beginning when I asked for photos of her dogs.
“Rio SAR Training snowmobile transfer”.
The portrait as it looks now with all three head studies finished.
I’ll start on the “Rio hugging” figures next.