I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted to my blog so here is one to catch up from the past. I started this pastel of ZZ in late 2011 and finished in Fall of 2012. I would work on it a little here and a little there. It is soft pastels on Velvet paper. Here is the progression. I apologize that some of the photos aren’t that great.
Here’s the photo that I used as reference:
Here’s the progression of my work, starting with just getting the basic colors in, adding the background, and progressively adding detail and additional colors.
Here’s the final picture where I added the last little details (note that he has whiskers now):
I hope you enjoyed seeing the progression. It took me a long time to do but I think it turned out well.