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greyart
02-28-2018, 08:03 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Feb-2018/55733-tubscaled.jpg
Rescue puppies is a piece I am going to enter in a local show. I like the way it looks but they are supposed to be wet, I don't think they look very wet. any suggestions on what to do to get that effect??

pastel65
02-28-2018, 10:02 PM
Really cute painting. I tried Pinterest and a google search and since the dogs appear all short hair dogs, found no references to offer any advice. However, perhaps puddles/drops of water on tub edge, especially near the paws or under the noses? Hopefully some others will have suggestions. Pam :wave:

Dea
02-28-2018, 10:49 PM
Are they wet in your reference?
I'm not sure either but they are so cute
Deanna

stapeliad
03-01-2018, 10:07 AM
They are so cute!
I won't be too hard to make them look wet, some well-placed water drops should do it. How are they in the ref?

greyart
03-01-2018, 10:53 AM
they are wet in the reference photo but it is not that obvious, the softness of the pastel makes it even less so. I'll try to attach the photohttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Mar-2018/55733-bath.jpg

stapeliad
03-01-2018, 11:19 AM
They look dry in the ref. I think some well-placed water droplets will work.

robertsloan2
03-01-2018, 11:24 AM
Look close at the values on the white areas. There are some places where wet white fur has turned almost transparent and shaded closer to the unseen skin color under it. Really check on that.

It's harder with short hairs, but it'll be more obvious if there's splashes and spills of water dripping off them and scattered in front of them. Also dripping down the side of the tub. Not real strong contrast but put those drips there. That'll make it look more like cute short hair pups wet. You could also have a droplet hanging off an ear tip, like the one on the far left, water dripping down the ear about to fall off.

PeggyB
03-02-2018, 01:28 AM
I wouldn't get too carried away with waterdrops on the puppies. It can look "gimmicky". A little on the tub should be enough. You don't want to distract from these sweet looking babies. You could title it "Waiting For Their First Bath".

CM Neidhofer
03-02-2018, 10:41 AM
I wouldn't get too carried away with waterdrops on the puppies. It can look "gimmicky". A little on the tub should be enough. You don't want to distract from these sweet looking babies. You could title it "Waiting For Their First Bath".


I like your idea! Forget about the water...."Waiting for Bathtime!"

water girl
03-02-2018, 02:47 PM
I agree with PeggyB and Christine....this is perfect "as is".

greyart
04-17-2018, 10:25 AM
It came out really nice. I got 1st place at the art festival! woohoo!http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Apr-2018/55733-1st2.jpg

stapeliad
04-17-2018, 10:31 AM
congrats!!!

chuas2
04-20-2018, 01:16 PM
Congratulations on the well-deserved award!

I love this painting. And since I can't paint puppies wet OR dry, I'll defer to the others on that. I do have dogs (who are occasionally wet) and Robert's suggestions make sense. Maybe some separation of fur and darker areas where the fur is transparent.

Again, great work and congrats!
Kris

Here is my dog dry and angry, and wet and angry (and looking sheepish)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2018/208492-Luck-dry-and-angry-and-wet-and-angry.jpg