I always love working on dog portraits and this French bulldog painting was no different. For a long time I have really wanted to work on a dog that had lots of wrinkles. No one has yet to have a commission of any of the wrinkly dog breeds. So I wanted to see how I could handle the wrinkles. What I found was that I absolutely loved working on this French bulldog painting.
I was working on mi-teintes paper which is a pastel paper. It is rather textured, almost with a gritty texture. The paper worked extremely well for this drawing however for another French bulldog which had white colouration the paper was a total nightmare. It was just a constant fight to get enough white on the paper as a base. It goes to show it takes a couple of drawings to find out if you really like a paper.
Since this drawing I have switched papers once again onto pastelmat. Pastelmat is more like a velvet texture.
So back to my French bulldog painting. This puppy was lovely to work on. I was able to get really nice details with the fur. The colouration of this pup is called Blue. With this being in mind, I wanted to add a blueish ting too the painting. Adding these subtle colours give the work a lot more depth and interest.
HERE ARE SOME PROGRESS PHOTOS OF THE PROGRESSION OF MY FRENCH BULLDOG PAINTING
I really hope you like my French Bulldog painting. He is one of my favourites. He is also available to purchase from the link below.