View Full Version : Rags and Friend

05-23-2004, 03:32 AM
The dog is this scene belongs to an internet friend of mine and is really quite large, but I thought it would be fun to paint her with this little boy and NOT have her tower over him, lol.

I did this in Painter using the camel and bristle spray brushes for most of it, and some artists brushes for the foliage. The background was airbrushed:)


05-23-2004, 06:46 AM
great technique for your fiends furry friend. I like the way you have handled all that hair.

05-23-2004, 09:16 AM
Great colors! Nice theme! :) :clap:

05-23-2004, 10:21 AM
Gloria this ia a darling image and I know the owner of the dog will just love it!

05-23-2004, 11:18 AM
WONDERFUL painting and subject Gloria :clap: :clap: :clap:

05-23-2004, 02:10 PM
..a darling portrait..

..great colors and 'mood' too..

> i think the kid could be a bit more defined, as i can see the dog has more defintion than the kid ... could it be ? :confused:

Grreat job !!


05-23-2004, 08:00 PM
BRAVO!!! What a marvelous scene, a boy and his best friend!!!

05-23-2004, 09:46 PM
Gloria aka_Mother Nature, your scenes are magical! I agree with jet about the imbalance of detail between the doggy and the boy. Still, I love it!

05-23-2004, 10:53 PM
Thank you for the very nice comments:) I really did have the details in the child's face, but much got lost in resizing and making copies for posting. Here is close cut of the boy's face.


05-23-2004, 11:03 PM
This really is fantastic!! Are you going to frame this one?

05-24-2004, 01:42 AM
Thank you for asking Michael,

I may try to paint a companion piece with a little girl, and if it is pleasing then I just might have them both printed:)


05-24-2004, 04:07 PM
Cute painting Gloria. Since the dogs head is so big it must be a sheepdog or bearded collie? I had an OE sheepdog years ago, what great dogs but so much grooming.

The proportions of the little boy seem off somewhat. Hands to feet for one thing.

05-24-2004, 05:10 PM
Hi Sherry,

The boy's proportions were about as good as I could get, lol!

Rags is a mixed breed, but the owner feels certain there is some oes in her.
She is owned by Caroluk from Plus PSP:)


05-25-2004, 02:45 AM
Gloria! Oh wow, you are a master at this digi art stuff. :) I love the detail on the dog. Hoe long does it take you on average to finish a piece like this?

05-25-2004, 11:35 AM
Thank you Leslie:)

This one took about 3 days, but mostly because I didn't have much time to paint each day. I had a clear picture in my mind of what I wanted it to look like so it really was a "smooth" piece.

It's when I "think" I know where i'm going with something and it doesn't quite work.


05-25-2004, 12:06 PM
very cute subject matter, but it looks a tad unfinished...this was brought up in this thread..needs more details.