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YYcat
06-05-2004, 05:05 PM
Really a dog to cuddle, so I had to try.... I worked about an hour, on canson 8x6, 85 lbs. First with a HB pencil then a 3B.
Thanks Noma for the wonderful pictures!! :D

FriendCarol
06-05-2004, 05:32 PM
What a cutie -- and a great catch by pencil artist! This is so appealing. :)

katju
06-05-2004, 05:32 PM
You did a great job, Joanna. I look into his eyes and can almost feel him looking back and his fur looks big and fluffy. :clap:

Kathy

Drumbeat-trish
06-05-2004, 07:02 PM
Yay Joanna -you have made him very cuddly indeed -gorgeous eyes !!!!!!

theIsland
06-05-2004, 08:10 PM
Only an hour? I am impressed. You've really captured this dog's personality. You've drawn him as he is - cute and cuddly and furry, yet kind of proud, with intense eyes. The drawing is flawless. I'm jealous of people who can do good doggie noses. :)

Reamus, BTW, is quite pleased with his portrait, too.

Noma

cmwynn
06-05-2004, 09:13 PM
You have caught his essence with just a basic drawing.
Connie

purplelizard
06-05-2004, 09:16 PM
Wow, just an hour?? LOVE his eyes! very squeezable pooch! :clap:

ams
06-06-2004, 08:32 AM
Yes, you captured him. This reference was in my final list but I decided on George. It was a wonderful reference and you did a good job with him.

Anne

blondiedenise
06-06-2004, 08:41 AM
Great job, Joanna! I am also impressed that this is only an hour's worth of work...very impressed! :clap:

He looks adorable...just like the photo!

Denise

Celia
06-06-2004, 09:20 AM
Soft and fluffy........ well done, especially with the short time frame........

celia

Europa
06-06-2004, 10:55 AM
Great job - you have really captured his expression.

Pat

YYcat
06-06-2004, 02:02 PM
Thank you all so much for the kindly comments. I use to do the very detailed portraits, hours and hours of work. I decided to take lessons last winter to learn to draw from life, (like you call "plein air"). And NOT draw every little detail. This WDE's are just the challenge I need, to try to capture the essence of a subject as quickly as possible. Like you have to catch the train within 5 minutes. I missed the train this time. But who cares. Reamus looks gorgious.
And all this friendly comments absolutely helps to make improvements. :D :clap:

xreader
06-06-2004, 04:08 PM
Very exquisite drawing...you've captured the subject, fur and all! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Deano
06-06-2004, 04:37 PM
Very good likeness, and at an hour, even more impressive. I've often thought of the WDEs as a great art class. Get your unknown assignment..limited time...comments from class mates. Love it. :clap: :clap: :clap: