I think Brad looks really cute, and I think you have done an excellent job with catching his personality. The blue background is perfect for the colors of the dog, and I think especially the eyes are well done. You have brought life into them.
You have paid such good attention to all the small details and it is fine distinctions between light and shadows in the face. And of course fine textures to be seen in the fur.
The format and framing is very good, and Brad has got a fine placement a bit off to the left. I think this is a truly lovely and well done painting Neil, and I wish you luck with the contest.
Comment Written 04-May-2018
reply by the author on 04-May-2018
thank you for taking time to give such a detailed and in depth review and I'm pleased to say its a bonus that they are good comments, thank you