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  • Writer's pictureKevin Roeckl

"Gwen & Kent" portrait in progress 1

Updated: Jan 22, 2021

I’m starting on a portrait of a Doberman show dog and professional handler Gwen DeMilta. It was commissioned as a surprise gift for Gwen by a friend. Gwen is a highly-regarded handler who has been well known in the Doberman community for a very long time.

I start by sketching out the whole portrait on pearl-grey Canson paper, a very beautiful art paper. This is the first day's work, starting on Gwen's hair.

sketch of portrait of Doberman handler

And here's the whole portrait showing the figures sketched out on pearl-grey Canson paper, with Gwen's hair finished.

Fine art portrait of Doberman and handler, beginning sketch

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