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gecko99
04-28-2013, 03:05 AM
This is Diesel, a Rhodesian Ridgeback I had the pleasure of meeting recently. For such a huge dog he was remarkably graceful and gentle :)

Mostly Rembrandts, Nupastels and Senns on Mi-Teintes.

Nicole

twiglet
04-28-2013, 04:07 AM
Beautiful looking dog! Love the gaze. Wonderful painting

bobbymac
04-28-2013, 04:48 AM
Very nice, the muzzel is especially well done. Bob

Dcam
04-28-2013, 07:44 AM
:lol: Nicole: when Mike posted his dog painting "Bently" I thought it would be a car. Same thing here, on your "Deisel"......silly me.
This is a lovely Dog portrait. I like the placement of the head, the color and texture, everything is working so well. He looks so proud, but lovable.
enjoyed. derek:thumbsup:

artsask
04-28-2013, 10:17 AM
Nice job, we have a young Rhodie, I think I posted a couple of pics in the ril.

chuas2
04-28-2013, 02:11 PM
Wonderful portrait Nicole!

I had a friend who had a Ridgeback. 120 lb dog, and as gentle and playful as a puppy. That's when I found when a 120 lb dog jumps up on a 5' 100 lb person, the person usually falls over.:lol:

At any rate, I love this. You did a wonderful job on the eyes (imo the heart of any animal portrait).
Kris

water girl
04-28-2013, 03:13 PM
Nicely done! Yes, those eyes are so expressive.

pastel65
04-28-2013, 08:34 PM
Outstanding. Here is a question we debated in pastel class on Saturday. Do you do the eye(s) first or last? One artist is waiting till the end of a lion pastel she is doing and another artist said a professional artist told her to always do eyes first since if you cannot get them right, don't finish the painting. Thanks Pam

allydoodle
04-28-2013, 09:06 PM
What a gentle soul, lovely portrait. Yes, the eyes say it all.

gecko99
04-28-2013, 11:25 PM
Thanks guys :)

Pam, I always do the eyes first as it's usually the expression in them that inspires me to paint the animal in the first place and to me, it brings the painting to life and makes it easier to do the rest.

Nicole

pastel65
04-29-2013, 10:03 AM
Thanks - I will share your recommendation at class this week. Pam

pugwash
05-01-2013, 04:09 AM
Thanks guys :)

Pam, I always do the eyes first as it's usually the expression in them that inspires me to paint the animal in the first place and to me, it brings the painting to life and makes it easier to do the rest.

Nicole

I do the same Nichole. Your painting of Diesel is excellent, well done.

LoreneT
05-01-2013, 04:30 PM
Very nice! Oddly, I expected a dog from the name "Diesel". Always struck me as a great name, and this is a great tribute to him!