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Anatomy of a Danger Dog: Mochi the Papillion by Sagar

It is fascinating to watch an artist's process.   Layer after layer is necessary to reach the final portrait.  This is the first in a series of how a Danger Dog is born...   Sagar Bitsa is today's featured artist.   Mochi is the featured dog.

Folk art Mochi the Papillon
First layer of Sagar's portrait of Mochi the Papillion.
Folk Art Papillion
Mochi by Sagar a little farther along
Sagar is unusual in that he does his background before the figure is completed.
Folk art Papillion
Mochi even farther still (by Sagar)

Mochi still does not have his eye-light.  I find it a little unnerving, and often do not show these works in progress until they have the eyes.    Sagar leaves the eye lights until the last...   Mochi's portrait looks very impressionistic at this stage.  


Folk art Papillion
Mochi and his final. Eye light and lettering added.

Sagar did a great job, and it was fun to follow Mochi's progress.

Folk art portrait of a Papillion
Mochi the Papillion and his final three

Turns out that Mochi's owner chose the portrait painted by Nara (above upper right with the dark blue background).  

Mochi by Sagar is still available, as is Mochi's exuberantly fine portrait by Dilip (upper left). 

Stay tuned for more in the Anatomy of a Danger Dog series.

Have a great holiday season.

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