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chammi kaiser
02-08-2012, 03:35 AM

This was done on Bristol Board with Polychromos and Pablos (X posted coloured pencil ) Quite a job sorting out all those 'folds' but enjoyed the process. All comments warmly welcomed. Thanks so much for looking.

02-08-2012, 03:51 AM
Too cute!! I love it.


02-08-2012, 04:08 AM
Haha, cute portrait!

02-08-2012, 07:19 AM
So Cute! I love the expression you captured. Well done.

chammi kaiser
02-08-2012, 11:02 AM
Thank you Katrina, Pam and Janet. My hubby thinks this is just the ugliest dog ever. I am so glad you all think he is cute. Thanks for looking in.

02-08-2012, 11:47 AM
Jeez! What a character. Great Job!

02-08-2012, 11:49 AM
I love it! Great job! Adorable dog!

02-08-2012, 12:07 PM
What a charmer! I love the composition.

02-08-2012, 12:10 PM
Oh no, that's not ugly, that's character!! Very well done Chammi - you used the white paper very well for the highlighted areas - do you enjoy working in cp's?

chammi kaiser
02-08-2012, 03:57 PM
Thanks Sara and Cindy, really appreciate your positive feedback. It is so important and encouraging.

Frank, I am such a fan of yours so the fact that you like it means a lot to me.

Lexy, girl, you are soooo right. I don't think he is ugly at all. So glad you like it. Much of the white is covered in a very very delicate light almost white grey. Yes, I certainly do enjoy working with cp's. Very therapeutic. Thanks a lot.

Kathrin G.
02-08-2012, 04:51 PM
awwwwww :heart: its so sweet :heart: well done Chammi :clap:

02-08-2012, 08:22 PM
I love this! So much personality, and awesome job on the shadows.:D

02-08-2012, 09:57 PM
I grew up with a guy that looked just like this! You really caught the character of one of these guys. We always said so ugly he's cute!

02-09-2012, 01:47 AM
I love bullies and this one is a charmer. What a great job, love his sweet expression, so typical of the breed. Thanks so much for sharing.

02-09-2012, 01:53 AM
I love bullies and this one is a charmer. What a great job, love his sweet expression, so typical of the breed. Thanks so much for sharing.

chammi kaiser
02-09-2012, 02:03 AM
Kathrin, thanks so much my friend. Glad you looked in and commented positively. Really appreciate it.

Paige. Thanks a lot. The shadows took around five or six layers. I enjoyed doing this one.

Laurie, you are so funny. Poor chap !! Glad you think this is cute.

Linda, that little dog on your avator is beautifully done. Thanks a lot. My neighbour has a bulldog called Mojo and he is just too wonderful. Love him to bits.

02-09-2012, 02:10 AM
Thank you so much. Sorry for the duplicate message...but then again your picture deserved saying it twice!

David Dowbyhuz
02-09-2012, 07:39 AM
Fabulous work, Chammi! I like this a lot!


chammi kaiser
02-09-2012, 10:22 AM
Dave as you know I have been a fan of your work for a long time so if you like this a lot, I could not be a happier. Thank you so much.:) :)

Shirl Parker
02-09-2012, 11:50 AM
Excellent work Chammi. :clap:

02-09-2012, 12:05 PM
What a cutie!!!! Well done!

02-09-2012, 10:54 PM
LOL! That puts a big smile on my face! Beautifully done.

chammi kaiser
02-10-2012, 02:12 AM
Thank you so much Shirl, Marlene and Pat. Love it when one of my works gives you pleasure.

02-10-2012, 12:17 PM
Wow Chammi, well done he's gorgeous. :cat:

chammi kaiser
02-10-2012, 12:28 PM
Thanks Lisa. This is my tongue hanging out picture for the London Art College. Hope my tutor likes it as much as you do. Hold thumbs.

02-10-2012, 09:42 PM
I love this. Great job!

02-13-2012, 12:49 PM
very wonderful work

chammi kaiser
02-14-2012, 03:10 AM
Thank you very much Kari and Jock. Appreciate your looking in.

02-14-2012, 05:59 AM
Chammi, I've always been a fan of your work ,this is excellent as always.

I'm Finally getting a website up Thanks to a friend my studio is finished ,I am so thrilled,can't wait to get in here with you guys & Gals! :)

02-14-2012, 07:15 PM
This is awesome - I love it! And huge :clap: to you for having the courage to do a non-standard pet portrait. I know my dogs used to strike goofy poses or do goofy things but I never captured those parts of their personality in paint. I'm glad you did with this cutie!


02-14-2012, 11:50 PM
Love the painting, love the dog, and love the name.

chammi kaiser
02-15-2012, 06:31 AM
Thank you Gary. You are very kind. How exciting to be getting a website and super that your studio is finished. Looking forward to seeing the website

Nancy. I think animals, particularly dogs (because I love them to bits) are full of personality. Thank you very much for your kind words.

Jeanne. So glad you liked it. I enjoy thinking up titles to suit the subject.

David Dowbyhuz
02-15-2012, 08:12 AM
I keep coming back to look at this piece!

Damn, but it's good. Better than anything I've done in a long time, Chammi. Wish this were my work.

I'll be eagerly waiting your follow-up piece to this! Send me a PM when you post.


02-17-2012, 02:01 AM
Hi Chammi this is gorgeous! saw it in the cp forum nice to see it again

02-17-2012, 02:18 AM
Cute! Good job.

02-28-2012, 11:28 AM
Smashing portrait. I'm particularly impressed by the way you utilize the crack of the couch together with the folds of the nose. One gets the impression that this is his favorite place to lie, so that he can really relax. - That he owns this place. :)
Best regards, Henning

Dave Hawk
02-28-2012, 12:49 PM
That is so cool ! perfect title. Well Done.

chammi kaiser
02-28-2012, 04:05 PM
Sho, Henning and Dave. Thank you so much you guys for commenting. Love playing around with titles. Glad you all liked this one. Gives me a lot of encouragement for the next attempt. Hugs for all of you.

02-29-2012, 02:17 PM
Wow Chammi, don't know how I missed this one but so glad I saw it now! Fabulous Bully, just beautiful! Such character captured here, and your execution is spot on!:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

chammi kaiser
03-01-2012, 09:33 AM
Thanks a lot Barb. I really enjoyed doing this one.

Nonie Wideman
03-01-2012, 11:15 AM
ah , too cute, love that tongue

03-02-2012, 07:40 AM

chammi kaiser
03-02-2012, 08:05 AM
Thanks Nonie. Glad you like it. Really appreciate your feedback.

Karen, you are so funny. Many thanks for the good laugh and for looking in.:lol:

03-02-2012, 11:22 AM
Chammi This toooo cute for words and I really love the title his is a couch potato and seems to love the comfort of it as well.

Marty Shay
03-02-2012, 11:51 AM
Typical bulldog expression, one of "couldn't care less" and "exasperation" with all around him. Very nice, folds and wrinkles are toughies, you've done a very nice job. I'm not a bully person but some are so ugly they're cute--(not to upset some bully person out there). :-).

03-02-2012, 02:03 PM
What a wonderful job. I love the expression you've captured!

03-05-2012, 08:28 PM
Wonderful dog and wonderful picture.:thumbsup:

03-05-2012, 09:04 PM
How did I miss this one Chammi???? I love him! He is full of charisma!! Great job, and congrats on being a Guide!!!!:clap::clap::clap:Nicki

chammi kaiser
03-06-2012, 04:02 AM
Thanks Purple and Janet. I have never owned a bulldog but my neighbours have one and have seen him grow up from a puppy into a large , sloppy affectionate sweetie so now I am a fan.

Thanks Pat, Peggie and Nicki. Really appreciate your positive feedback. Nicki congrats too on becoming a guide. Enjoy encouraging folk and helping with positive crits as I am sure you do too.