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Portrait of Dakota by imaginee Portrait of Dakota by imaginee
Golden Retriever Dakota was a recent commission. Drawing his light colored fur was a bit more challenging due to the lack of contrast so I worked very slowly. I used mostly a B pencil and a blending stump, for the dark areas I use my 3b mechanical. This one is drawn on Strathmore 500 Cold Press Illustration Board. The board texture gave the portrait more of a painted look.

11 x 14
b, 3b Graphite Pencil
little Graphite powder
Blending stump and tissue
2 weeks

wip images: [link]
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:iconinspiredlittlebird:
InspiredLittleBird Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. His fur looks so soft, almost ethereal 
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vicpoole188 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
This is so beautiful. You have so much talent.
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JackieBath Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ive seen this around on the internet and have always just adored it!! Stunning, truly stunning.  
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Justynarysowniczka Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Wonderful! :)
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TripleS-Art Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! :D
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KiraArts Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning, the fur looks so soft
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist
...:iconwowplz:gorgous drawing!:iconflyingheartsplz::iconbwavoplz:Incredible realisme!it''s SUBLIME!:iconshinyheartplz::iconpuppyloveplz:
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work,! I love this shadding! :-)
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whitetippedwaves Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This stunning drawing has also been featured in my journal: [link]
:heart:
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TheIntrovert13 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beautiful drawing. very cute dog, dakota is a pretty name :)
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shosansharma Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are awesome!
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krazykohla Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Absolutely breathtaking render! Well done! =) :+fav:
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sachikouderzo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
fantastic! damn! amazing! AAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Shazhutch Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!!! you are very talented! Wonderful
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LaChocolateLady Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! u r so better than me...
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twiligthvampire89 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Excellent work
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issa-art Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Aww :love: beautiful!
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ratihvidhialexa Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
beautiful :love:
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LexDizih Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its so Perfect... I loved! :)
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Excellent!
Wouldn't mind you doing one of my dog...........send me a note about prices etc.
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marie-catss Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
my gosh this is beautiful! And the dog is photogenic isnt it. wow wow wow I love it! You are a master at drawing fur. :)
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HMarieE88 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! When you say tissue is that kleenex or tissue paper?
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:iconjmoneygetdown:
jmoneygetdown Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
your drawings are soooo realistic its incredible
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TayasuNoir Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
OMG THAT IS AMAZING O___O beautiful
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We-Howl-at-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Woah, it looks so real! Excellent job!!! :boogie:
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Jewelsgalor Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
He looks so real you just want to hug him..
Well done he is gorgeous..☺♥
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Miiiraa Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Wow, it looks so realistic! :D
I love his eyes, they are so cute! Great job on the nose and the fur and the rest.. :)
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
:iconblueheartplz:Hi!
I featured you in my journal just for fun...:iconattackglompplz:
[link]
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1001G Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
whoa what a talent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011   General Artist
So beautiful!!
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shutterwolf87 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
how much you charge for one of these?
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La-Eyela13 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
sooooo cute!!
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Drerika Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSMMMMMMMMMNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D:D
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marta517 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
amazing !
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minimeany Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
I featured art work in my journal:[link] Have a look!:clap:
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devil-undercover Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
OH WOW THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.

You are so talented! Am a huge fan of your work, keep 'em coming!
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amitrichard Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
WOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
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greempo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
I can't believe it, you capture that dog soul. i love it.
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Juststarted36 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Amazing good job.....i like dogs, i self got an german sheppert...:)
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:iconthekatling:
TheKatling Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Wow, that is just amazing!
I Wish I could draw fur like that!!
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:iconmarie-catss:
marie-catss Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
WOW! you are my new idol!! I like to draw realistic animals too, so I love what you did! I wanna be that good toooooooo! Good job (:
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:iconladyshawn:
ladyshawn Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
almost regal
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:icononeedge:
oneEdge Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice!!
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xxcaramelxx Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
AWESOME :o
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Akiratasuyuki Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
youre art is amazing...amazing..like reallly and truly amazing...

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Branse Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
I loveee this one!
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:icontymol:
tymol Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
so beautiful.....:)
you have a grest talent:)
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0Marsha0 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
I featured you here:[link] .:D
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madeup6 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Fantastic!
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