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Portrait of Dakota
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Published: November 30, 2009
© 2009 - 2019 imaginee
Golden Retriever Dakota was a recent commission. Drawing his light colored fur was a bit more challenging due to the lack of contrast so I worked very slowly. I used mostly a B pencil and a blending stump, for the dark areas I use my 3b mechanical. This one is drawn on Strathmore 500 Cold Press Illustration Board. The board texture gave the portrait more of a painted look.

11 x 14
b, 3b Graphite Pencil
little Graphite powder
Blending stump and tissue
2 weeks

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steveluxford's avatar
Photo quality. Beautiful & Stunning
SDRies's avatar
This is absolutely incredible..fantastic!
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InspireMe63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too good to be true!!! Looks like it was taken with a black and white camera 
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ReDFoX05Hobbyist General Artist
that is frickin awesome
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thomas-thornProfessional Traditional Artist
it has a lovely, ethereal glow like an old photograph. great job imaginee
NatureChick's avatar
Wow... Amazing! He is  gorgeous!!  
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vectorbarsHobbyist General Artist
Excellent artwork ! Outstanding face expression and very detailed !
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AmbergrisComicsStudent Traditional Artist
A very beautiful work, I like how you captured all those different textures!
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ChernHanHobbyist Traditional Artist
vivid details, great work! :)
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MambastarHobbyist General Artist
this looks EXACTLY like my dog!
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Omg... Is Awesome!!! o.o <3
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb drawing, Linda.
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ChibiChomperProfessional Photographer
When I test mah new…
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SiennaBlueHobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!  :heart:
Pappa60's avatar
Great portrait! Dhe dog looks so vivid and alert.
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InspiredLittleBirdProfessional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. His fur looks so soft, almost ethereal 
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This is so beautiful. You have so much talent.
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JackieBathHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ive seen this around on the internet and have always just adored it!! Stunning, truly stunning.  
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TripleS-ArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! :D
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KiraArtsStudent General Artist
Stunning, the fur looks so soft
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