Drawing Giacomo, Bella and Pia

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Three very special Italian Greyhounds; Giacomo, Bella and Pia. When I undertook drawing their portraits I wanted to make each of them distinct in personality  and character and also in keeping with  their  petite size, so I used soft watercolour washes to emphasise their differing colours. Once the watercolour was dry I continued with soft graduated graphite strokes and blending technique  to build up the contrast of tone and sense of the three lying and sitting in (not on!) the soft fabric.

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