I was commissioned to paint a picture of a beloved doggie named Rascal. This reference photo couldn't be cuter, he's wet, and tired, and so proud of his tennis ball. You can just see what a fun time he's been having on that beach.
Pitbulls are a tricker dog for me, as they don't have a lot of fur. Also, black dogs are hard to show definition with. I tried something new and painted Rascal blue first so you could see him shining in the sunlight, and I think it was a good solution. It was also a challenge to paint a wet dog but I think he turned out pretty darn cute!