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  • Writer's pictureKevin Roeckl

Louie portrait in progress 9

Filling in the squares of the blanket. It’s not going as quickly as I thought it would... I hadn’t really focused on the fact that every square in the plaid blanket is made up of stripes: two different colors.

I love the way these colors look on the “Bisque” (golden brown) Canson paper.

It’s hard to get good yellows with colored pencil on a darker paper. They just look brownish and dull. I have to first lay down white pencil, and then go over the exact same pencil stroke with the yellow

Detail of a colored pencil portrait of a black Doberman on a plaid blanket, in progress

The whole portrait so far:

Colored pencil portrait of a black Doberman, in progress


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