French Bulldog Painting

french bulldog painting
french bulldog painting

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.



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. 

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4 thoughts on “French Bulldog Painting

  1. Kathryn says:

    Your artwork is stunning. I love the step by step drawing of the French bulldog. Do you find different breeds more challenging than the others? They all look so amazing. You have a natural gift.

    • Gem.Whelbourn says:

      Thank you so much Kathryn, some breeds are more challenging than others. Due to some breeds having more extreme features it is sometimes hard to depict the level of extreme to do. Sometimes they look unrealistic.

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