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Charcoal Portrait of Maple - From Start to Finish

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Tristan commissioned me to draw this charcoal portrait of the adorable Maple for his girlfriend Claire for Valentine's Day... isn't she sweet?!
Because she's so light and fluffy looking I used a mixture of light and medium charcoal for her fur and then dark charcoal to get some more dramatic detail around her gorgeous big eyes and nose.
She was done as a medium sized sketch and she took around six hours to draw.
I put her in a blue mount as that is Claire's favourite colour and Tristan also asked me to frame her in a white frame.
See her progressing in the video:
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