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Ohju
05-23-2001, 08:33 PM
Hi! Just got this done last sunday...after a few weeks at relaxing on it. (notice I didn't say working?) I actually had learned alot at doing animal portraits from all of who does them in here. Thanks a bunch!
This is Daisy Mae, her ears are like that 'cause her mothers stood up and her dad's were down.
It's a pastel 10x10 (25x25cm) on offwhite Canson.
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reference photo
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~Ju http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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Art washes from the Soul, the dust of everyday life. ~Picasso

dornberg
05-23-2001, 09:30 PM
blues are hard for me
i think that blue is right for the other colors, maaking them richer

sandge
05-23-2001, 09:40 PM
Hi there! That dog has great ears! - unfortunately I think that makes it tough to render believably.

I feel that you may have over-estimated the sticky-up ear a tad - made it a bit narrower and straighter than in the photo.

I also feel that more of a background would help as it would allow you to soften edges and shift emphasis to give a more natural look.

Great expression on the dog's face tho' - intelligent concern.

Does anyone know semaphore? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif
best wishes
sandra

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animal
05-23-2001, 09:47 PM
I really like this. I especially like the way you have done the eyes and the colours of the fur. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif I agree with SandraFletcher on the ears and the background.

Ohju
05-23-2001, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by sandrafletcher:


I feel that you may have over-estimated the sticky-up ear a tad - made it a bit narrower and straighter than in the photo.

I also feel that more of a background would help as it would allow you to soften edges and shift emphasis to give a more natural look.

Thank you Sandra. I don't do backgrounds, and if I did then I think it would not come out right. I concentrate only on the subject when doing portraits. I will try the next time to just leave it and find someone to help me into finding out what to do. Actually I think I was just trying to study the colors and textures with a familiar subject close to home....other than doing one that I'm not familiar with.
Darn, it seems like I always have one thing in all of my paintings that aren't just right. I guess it's my trademark? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif I didnt' like the paper..but it was all I had. When I get the urge to paint, all papers beware! lol http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
I will take your advise the next time, but since this was for the immediate family..I will leave it. Just something for me to hang on the wall, for us to enjoy.
Thanks for seeing out of my eyes. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif


Does anyone know semaphore? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif
best wishes
sandra


soooo funny http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

I thought for a moment....I think I will change the background to black. ~Ju
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Ohju
05-23-2001, 10:32 PM
Thank you dornberg and animal for your comments and just for looking. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
~Ju

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Art washes from the Soul, the dust of everyday life. ~Picasso

TeAnne
05-24-2001, 05:16 AM
WOW, I love them EARS http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/evilgrin.gif ehheeh Way cool http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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Unni
05-24-2001, 05:45 AM
Nice work. Agree with Sandra on the facial expression. I believe you could give more effect to the painting by concentrating on negative spaces. That dark blue seems to work hard taking the viewer's attention off the subject.

Beautiful work anyway.

Unni

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Ohju
05-24-2001, 11:31 PM
Originally posted by Unni:
Nice work. Agree with Sandra on the facial expression. I believe you could give more effect to the painting by concentrating on negative spaces. That dark blue seems to work hard taking the viewer's attention off the subject.

Beautiful work anyway.

Unni

[This message has been edited by Unni (edited May 24, 2001).]
Thanks for your comment Unni. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
I posted this in another forum other than WC's forums and they liked it as it was. It focus' on the subject.
I'm going to tone it down some...with light blue.
I think I should have just left the mess in the background and let someone else do the work. No good at portrait back grounds as it is.
I think I need to do something different. But this was just a relaxing fun project to relieve stress.

Wonder who is the expert on backgrounds?
~Ju



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Art washes from the Soul, the dust of everyday life. ~Picasso

Ohju
05-24-2001, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by TeAnne:
WOW, I love them EARS http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/evilgrin.gif ehheeh Way cool http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif



Thanks TeAnne http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/evilgrin.gif



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Art washes from the Soul, the dust of everyday life. ~Picasso

Impulse
05-24-2001, 11:44 PM
You know, I am not usually a fan of dog paintings. In fact I usually don't like them at all but I like this one a lot. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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Ohju
05-25-2001, 12:44 AM
Originally posted by Impulse:
You know, I am not usually a fan of dog paintings. In fact I usually don't like them at all but I like this one a lot. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


Thanks Impulse. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
It was fun to do.



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Sonia7373
05-25-2001, 09:33 AM
I love dogs. Daisy Mae is a real cutie. Love that ear.
Sonia

jerryW
05-25-2001, 09:54 AM
I like the greens and soft focussed angular shapes and forces that the background has in the photo, THe dog is great, but I don't know why the rest was eliminated at the first go.

Fagan
05-25-2001, 09:58 AM
Personally I like this just the way you have it. The ears look ok to me....it is just strange that her ears are like that in the first place!! *laugh* really cute. The blue background did not strike me as being too bold. The first impression I had was on the dog...not the background. Great job!

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