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  • Writer's pictureKevin Roeckl

Louie portrait in progress 8

I’m putting in the blanket colors. Notice I have yellows and oranges and browns on my “active pencils” sheet of paper and in the swatches that I use to guide me on the colors.

Dean asked me to write “Golden Morning Coffee with Louie” in a corner of the portrait, with the date he took the photo, enjoying morning coffee with his best friend.

Colored pencil portrait of a black Doberman in progress in Kevin's art studio with colored pencils

A friend who saw this photo asked, "Did you write that lettering? Freehand?"

My answer:

I did it in Photoshop with a script font on the photo layout, then projected that onto the Canson paper and traced the lettering. So yes it was written by me, but no, not freehand!

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