View Full Version : 1 finished and 2 that are wip

01-20-2013, 05:45 PM
this is "dakota" My first commission piece and is already gone:)

wip #1 first time doing water. any tips would be wonderful


wip #2 "rufus" this one is in oil and obviously just starting(late xmas present for my aunt). would love some tips on doing the fur. also do i need to put in all of the details before i start glazing or am i on the right track?:confused: ???? thanks in advance:D

01-20-2013, 06:59 PM
The dogs are really good, Rufus will be absolutely lovely when you complete him
The Flag and water picture is coming along nicely, a couple of issues:
1. Looking at the horizon and then down into the boat there appears to be a perspective issue.
2. The diver below flag should be fitted to a buoy (maybe it is?) which floats over the diver's position and flag Alpha should be flown on the boat.

01-20-2013, 07:10 PM
Andrew thank you:). I will check the perspective, but the flag is in a rod holder. Not sure what you are refering to with alpha flag?? Maybe differences of where we both live. This is how we do it when we are lobstering in the Florida keys. We snorkel and the boat circles us or we are towed on a ski rope looking for the holes or coral heads where they tend to hide:):). I will post my reference photo soon and maybe you can help me figure out what it is;)

Octopus Inc.
01-21-2013, 11:22 AM
Go Wahsuzy, congratulations on your commission and sale! All these are looking great. I'll be watching.

01-22-2013, 08:13 PM
Thanks octo! I will post as I go. Also will post some close ups of the limo fish soon. Such a great feeling when people want to give you money for something that I love doing so much:):)

01-28-2013, 08:24 PM
Yes Congrats on the sale! It is a wonderful feeling when someone likes your work enough to pay for it. There is a real feeling of pride and fulfilment to be able to share what you do in such a way. Love all three of these, especially the last one. Can't wait to see him finished Susie! Dear little Rufus. Cheers and keep it up. =)) Debs. X