Willow the Cockerpoo


This is a Cockerpoo pastel drawing, drawn for her owners 60th birthday as a gift. I changed the background as it wasn’t a very attractive look with the corner of the house and paving slabs on the floor, so I gave the drawing some colour. I used Clairefontaine pastel mat and used a selection of pastel pencils. Hope you like it. Deb

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So sweet, I think the owners will be very pleased, my compliments

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Thankyou, the owner had a tear in her eye, she was quite emotional. Deb

Hi Deb. As usual… WOW! You did such a wonderful job on this dog. I half expected that tail to start wagging and the mouth to open into a doggy smile. I love the texture on the fur. Makes me want to run my fingers through it.

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Thankyou Patricia, Willows fur is very soft to the touch, she’s quite a sweetie. Deb

This is adorable and beautiful. Wonderful work.

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Many thanks Denise,
Deb

Oh, so lovable. You capture wonderful expression. I love the texture–like I could feel the soft fur.

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Thankyou Kali for your lovely comment. Deb

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What a great, meaningful gift. I’m sure she was thrilled.

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Thankyou Chris, she is very pleased with it. Deb

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This is beautiful! What a wonderful gift for the owners.

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Great piece of work. Good cast shadows and contrasts.
Jack

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Thankyou Kathy, the owner is very pleased with it. Deb

Thankyou Jack for your comment, much appreciated. Deb

You absolutely captured the expression and fur, and I like the background you selected. Do you use a product to protect the pastels?

Hi Jody, I used to use a fixative when I was using velour and then tried it on pastelmat and had a disaster with it. So now I don’t. I’m just using pastel pencils and find there is less dust and mess than the soft pastels, I think my problem was too much soft pastel and heavy handed with the fixative. Blobby marks on the finished pastel not a good look. Deb