• Kevin Roeckl

Cooper, Addie, and Rio portrait in progress 3

A couple days ago I shared the steps of masking off the dogs’ heads and the left figure, and doing the underpainting of mountain, lake, and sky. After that I masked off the two lower figures too, with adhesive masking film. Then I could do the underpainting of the green grass — slopping on different shades of green with acrylic paint….and when I peel off the masking material I have nice neat edges, and untouched, virgin grey paper to work on for the figures.


The underpainting has dried and the masking material removed.

Doberman portrait in progress in Kevin's studio

From here on everything will be colored pencil — directly on the gray paper (where the figures are), or over the underpainting.

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