I wanted to show the progression for a painting of a Bulldog. I think I am about half way done with the painting so there will be more to come as I finish it up. This is in watercolor. The first step is a rough drawing. Then I drew it again and refined it a little. I added a dab of masking fluid for the reflection in the eye and started washing over with a little yellow ocher and raw sienna. I did a lot of modeling with pencil and I am slowly going to build up the darks and make those wrinkles pop. bulldogs have spots so I have to figure out that as I go.
Rough sketch above and the tight pencil on watercolor paper below.
darkening up, starting to figure out the spots.
deepening the wrinkles with light browns.
Jumping into some darker darks.
I have to stop for now. Getting some darks in is getting me excited to keep going. Check back.