When I received the reference photos for Olive, I swear my heart skipped a beat. How. Freaking. Cute. Her human, Annie went above and beyond and provided really detailed reference photos AND a video so I could see her personality! What I love about this pup is her extremely sweet body language– she seems to want all the cuddles, all the time.
It brought me great joy to hear that Annie also wanted to move forward with the ear flop! I think it brings out her silly side while maintaining her sweet puppy eyes. 🙂
Finding a balance of color and adding the blacks. It’s so easy to over-do blacks in watercolor, so my method is to go in with watered down layers and build up a good coat before adding the saturated black details.
It’s a tie between her rolled out tongue with its colorful shades of pinks, purples and blues and her iris. I loved capturing the light and dripping in the colors!
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