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I took a slightly different approach to this pet portrait than I would normally do. Rather than looking for a “story” within the image, I decided to just concentrate on the beauty and character of the animal itself. As such, I attempted it in a more photorealistic style too.

Painting in a photorealistic way involves really considering the reference material closely – in this case, my photograph of my dog, Poppy. I looked closely at the shape of the fur, the sparkle in

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