Recently finished: Pastel portrait of a Jack Russell in commission.
A portrait in pastel is perfect when painting a ‘jumpy’ furry coat. In this portrait I used multiple layers, ending with the most jumpy hairs. I always aim to suggest as much depth possible in a portrait, which doesn’t necessarily include lots of realism and details. That depends on the soft and hard edges (sharp and unsharp), resulting in an extra dimension. This could also count for a more abstract approach. It’s all about the right accents.