Advice on background

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    Aitch Ledger
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    @aitch-ledger

    Hi all I havent done many watercolour portraits and usually i would put a wash on first but this time i kind of forgot and got straight into the portrait lol my question is what should I do now? Im worried about ruining it 🤔 should i do some blobs splashes running out of the sides of the dog should i put a light wash around it?  Leave it white? 

    #138962
    Aitch Ledger
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    @aitch-ledger

    #138965
    Sandra Strait
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    @sandra-strait

    I would leave the background alone.  As you say, you might cause parts of the dog to run, and it can be very difficult to keep an unnatural-looking line from forming – either white because you don’t want the wash to touch or darker because the wash does touch.

    Your dog portrait looks beautiful the way it is!

    #138970
    Julia Proulx
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    @julia-proulx

    Awesome portrait. I like it as it is.

    #138979
    Shar Kennett
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    @shar-kennett

    That is a beautiful portrait.  Hoping to try animal portraits soon.

    #139002
    Aitch Ledger
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    @aitch-ledger

    Thank you all for your replies!

    #139169
    Kate Powell
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    @kate-powell

    Agreed with no touching — lovely

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