In October 2013, I earned a Pass with Distinction from London Art College in their Pet Portraits Diploma course.
This was a distance learning course involving the use of a variety of drawing and painting media. Although oil pastels were not among the recommended materials, I was keen to see what level of detail and realism could be achieved in this medium, and was given the go-ahead to use them for a number of assignments when a particular medium was not specified by the tutor.
My final piece of work was this 16" x 12" double dog portrait on Canson Mi-Teintes paper. I used Sennelier and Caran d'Ache oil pastels over an underdrawing done in Neocolor II wax pastels. My thanks go to Angela Pattison, Thaddeus Quintin and Joshua Mayer for the reference photos.