Tilly is a gorgeous Staffordshire Bull Terrier, with quite dark colouring, yet an under layer of a light tan.
To get the effect of this I firstly paint a light mix of yellow ochre and burnt sienna all over Tilly. This makes her feel more solid to me and I can start to see where I will paint the darker mix and where I will leave some lighter areas showing through.
In the shadows
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