View Full Version : Commision Help?

04-21-2003, 10:45 PM
Hey- I need some help seeing what is wrong with this piece. Something is off in the likeness and I think it has to do with the eyes, but can't figure out quite what it is. I think some new eyes looking at it and the differences and might pop out. It might be something other than the eyes too? Please feel free to be brutally honest... :D


BTW please ignore the coloration and fact that she is floating. I had to take the pic of the art with my digi camera, as it is a small piece of a 18" x 24" montage commision, so I couldn't scan it.

04-21-2003, 11:09 PM
what a cutie! the only thing i see is that her nose seems a bit too far to the left- i'll try to show what i mean.

04-21-2003, 11:19 PM
Thanks Echidna! I hadn't noticed the nose. I can see some other things needing change by just having it here side by side on my computer screen. It's like seeing it anew!

04-21-2003, 11:22 PM
sometimes it helps to flip the image in photoshop to pick up on mistakes. i don't know why-maybe it engages the other side of your brain:confused: - but it works!

04-21-2003, 11:34 PM
Still lots to fix, but I think the eyes look a bit better. The right eye was too square in shape, I needed to slant it more on the top side. I also tried to fix the nose. Better??


04-21-2003, 11:36 PM
much better! now what i see is that she seems to be leaning a little to the right...bulking up the shoulder on the left might be enough to fix that!

04-21-2003, 11:39 PM
Hi Cathy,

I made a little change to HIS left eye. See if that makes a difference?


04-22-2003, 12:09 AM
Thanks Bob! Yep- what you did looks better for sure. Sorry to post so many times in quick sequence! I think it is starting to look a LOT more like the ref pic with your guys help! Amazing how much little tiny details can alter the look of a drawing! Thank you so much for the fresh eyes!!


04-22-2003, 12:18 AM
Try putting the original photo in your paint program and darkening the eyes, the flash reflection is distracting so getting rid of it may help you see the rest. Looks to me like you got it just fine :) maybe some more loose whispy hair here and there (free strokes, don't try to copy the photo exact with them) around the edges. What a cute dog!

04-22-2003, 02:06 PM
I think it's adorable Cathy, there is something bugging me about his paws, but I don't know what it is, so alot of good I am - huh? Other than that I think he looks great, especially his little face & his ears!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

04-23-2003, 07:05 PM
The thing that stands out to me that is a bit off is the front legs where they connect with the body. It seems that they the bones are not quite set in right.

I like how close you are otherwise with this to the original. Very good job. I also like how you are striving for perfection. Its how we all grow!