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Ohju
05-23-2001, 09:02 PM
I posted this in the critiques and animal forums. Like to know what anyone thinks in here.
It's a 10x10 pastel on Canson....I put the blue background in it..couldn't stand the white. Being that she has white on her.

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reference photo
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billyg
05-24-2001, 08:50 AM
Hey Ohju,
Love the expression in her eyes," What the hells she up to now ?."
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LDianeJohnson
05-24-2001, 09:45 AM
Ju,

It is always difficult to start with white paper when doing a subject that has richer and darker values. You handled this very well by filling the tooth somewhat to overcome the white. Have you tried the other Canson paper colors like Moonstone or Felt Gray? Then you would not have to fight the surface.

For being such a small piece you did a good job. It is usually difficult to paint that small with larger pastel sticks. This pup has a striking pose and you have captured her eyes well.

Notice the distance between the eyes. On the photo, the eyes are much further apart making the top part of the head more broad. Also, the width of the mouth is about equal to the width of the nose which would narrow the snoot.

To add more depth to the painting you could heighten the value of the lighter fur areas. Great start.

Cute pup!

Diane

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Ohju
05-25-2001, 12:11 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Artistry:
Ju,

It is always difficult to start with white paper when doing a subject that has richer and darker values. You handled this very well by filling the tooth somewhat to overcome the white. Have you tried the other Canson paper colors like Moonstone or Felt Gray? Then you would not have to fight the surface.
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Yes, I love to work with black and the blue-ish paper. I just bought different colored paper a few months ago and ran out of the dark paper. I think I will stay with the darks. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

I see in the scan that the eyes are closer together...but with scans it doesn't look the same as the original. I did this piece for my own personal study and to have something on my wall that is so close to the likeness of Daisy. I know I'm still learning with Animal subjects and I think I'm doing ok on getting the likeness...which I'm happy about. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
And yes...it's my personal style I guess, to work from very small pics...black and white to color or cartoon to realistic. From a 8x11 pic I tend to draw bigger! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
Thanks for helping me out...I appreciate it!
~Ju



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Art washes from the Soul, the dust of everyday life. ~Picasso

Ohju
05-25-2001, 12:16 AM
Originally posted by billyg:
Hey Ohju,
Love the expression in her eyes," What the hells she up to now ?."
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Hee hee! Well she's a very good dog. When she does get into trouble...she comes back after calling her name once!
Can grandkids be taught? LOL http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
Thanks Billyg!
~Ju



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Art washes from the Soul, the dust of everyday life. ~Picasso

animal
05-26-2001, 05:59 PM
I really like the blue background you put in. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif I especially like how you did the eys and make them look real. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/eek.gif