one of my mums very very close friends birthday is right around the corner..and I decided I would gift her a portrait of her lovely golden retriever.
This is the first time I used soft pastels(messy..but real fun to work with) along with color pencils.
I set out at making a decent drawing and trying to capture his spirit(he is an amazingly calm dog,very very loyal and unbelievably loving)
I do have a question regarding the background.the picture was taken with a phone camera and was taken in his play area..and the background is not something I am keen on including in this picture.
But now I have no clue what kind of background to make..I was keen on making a dark to light gradation with a single color(probably the complementary color of the most dominant color in the picture,which is orange)
But I am not very sure.I would greatly appreciate any help in this regard.
I openly welcome criticism.
p.s:the colors in the photo of my drawing are not as subtle as in reality(or so it seems on my phone display)