Here's a quick speed video of Willow (12x9), the handsome dog commission from last month's VOS Episodes 82 and 84. Subscribe to my Patreon to watch in real time with commentary!
The photo of Willow was a lovely portrait shot, with ambient lighting... different from my usual strong sunlight, so her contrasts became more about the value patterns of her dark and light fur. And the shadows on those different values were more subtle.
I also rotated her slightly to straighten her up so that she'd fit better in the 9x12 size.
First reference photo of Willow:
and another one:
See a quick speed video here!