Coloring the corgi

Boomer, color started

Boomer, color started

This has a ways to go, but at least it is started.  I have been going back and forth with the client on his colors.  The brindling looks black in the photos, but she says he is dark brown over golden brown.  Then she threw in an off white eye which I though was just reflection.  I’m glad she told me before I had totally colored them in.

I need to deepen the colors tomorrow and increase some of the shadowing.  It’s not a bad start considering the problems I have had with the pictures.

Brindle Corgi Commission

Boomer

Boomer

I started work on the corgi portrait a few of days ago. It has been harder lay out than most (except for black) because the brindle is hard to see through enough to delineate the head.  The pencil up is taking longer because of it.  Somehow I made the eyes way too small the first time around, so I need fresh eyes over the course of a couple of days to get it right.

I didn’t know corgis could come with a brindle coat.  It’s not a merle, but a brown overlayed with black.  It is a downward shot and I am still debating on how much of the back to show.  She isn’t particular about that, but there is not a lot of brindle on the face and she definitely wants to show his colors.