How to Paint German Shepherd Fur: Full Process Video

German Shepherd Video Cover

This video gives a step-by-steo breakdown of the alla-prima (wet-on-wet) painting technique I use to create the textures, colours and shading in German Shepherd’s beautiful fur.

These techniques are some of my favourites to use in all my breed portraits! I love how the oils blend into each other to produce richness and depth.

To get right to the fur painting technique itself, I’ll start here with a sketch and progress through blending and texturing, stopping before the “hard” details like eyes, nose and teeth.

Want to see the next steps? Check out my 5 minute video on dog eye painting. Believe it or not, the eyes can take almost as long as the fur, despite how much smaller they are!

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