Jesse - Step 4
Well now I've been busy laying in the colors and values for the ears, nose, mouth and beginning his fur coat. Following his regular photo and the gray scale photo, I make sure the values are correct first, then have some fun putting dark purple, blue, maroon and black on his ears, some lavender, light blue and peach in the light mid-values and keeping the shapes right, especially the contour of his head. Bloodhounds have all these folds that give him character, but are tricky to get exactly right.
I turn the painting and references upside-down to "see" the shapes and values better...tricking my eye to not look for bloodhound, but for shapes and values...and the open acrylics and gel help blend edges. Having some fun now!