Ascot is a rare view: the result of my tackling colour.
He is drawn in graphite with a touch of coloured pencil and watercolour.
Gayle Mason's (Fur in the Paint) explanatory post has been a tremendous help. Her post on drawing cat eyes put me on the right track and it went from there. Gayle is not only a real expert at rendering, beautifully, animals in mixed media but is also very generous in explaining her process.
Digging in my heels and "just" going for it with lots of trial and many errors have been "what it took". I'm happy with the (almost)final result, the colours are discreetly present, there is depth and the portrait is faithful to my style. (I will put the portrait out sight for a few days and only then bring it back out to make any adjustments and tweaks before signing, spraying and framing.)
I only hope I have trialed and "errored" enough to be able to do another: Joris (Ascot's brother) has also been commissioned...