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Crias
10-11-2006, 11:03 AM
A new piece I started yesterday... coming along pretty smoothly. Only about 3 or 4 hours into it. 11"x14" ampersand precoated black. Exclusively done with an exacto so far. I am working with a slightly blurry photo, which is creating some additional challenges (trying to tell what direction the hair lays).

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Oct-2006/2921-wc-dobe2.jpg


Detail shot of the ear.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Oct-2006/2921-ear.jpg

I am also really pleased with the eye, but it falls right on the edge when I scan, so doesn't scan as good as it looks IRL.

All C&C welcome and appreciated.

Bertoni
10-11-2006, 11:19 AM
Cathy:
That eye looks great!!! And the fur direction is looking really good. :thumbsup: That's an area I need a lot of practice in. Getting the fur right is so important when doing an animal!!

Diana Lee
10-11-2006, 12:15 PM
This is absolutely wonderful! I can't wait to see more. I discovered early on that when using color you have to be aware of the nap the of fur while you are applying the color medium as well as when you are scratching.

Diana

WaitingforJesus
10-11-2006, 12:31 PM
Wow! You are doing great on this!
Got some good highlights going there!

Kay

Crias
10-11-2006, 07:28 PM
Another 3 hours

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Oct-2006/2921-wc-dobe3.jpg

Dave Slaughter
10-11-2006, 10:30 PM
This is coming along great. Thanks for posting a WIP.

Crias
10-12-2006, 12:06 AM
Another 3 hours or so... somewhere around 10 hours to this point.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Oct-2006/2921-wc-dobe4.jpg

Thats all for tonight and I am not sure how much time I will have to work on it the rest of this week, but will post updates as they come along.

Diana Lee
10-12-2006, 11:45 AM
You are fast. I have had no time at all to work on either of my pieces and I can hear them calling me.

Diana

Mary Woodul
10-12-2006, 03:12 PM
Incredible work here Cathy, and so nice to see a scratchboard as a WIP. I had never seen one.

karenelkan
10-12-2006, 06:38 PM
Beautiful work!!

Crias
10-14-2006, 07:45 PM
Another update-

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Oct-2006/2921-wc-dobe5.jpg

To view this at a larger size visit http://www.aphelionart.com/dobescratch1.jpg

valchina612
10-15-2006, 08:55 AM
Cathy, this is looking super -- love the eye in particular, but the whole thing is great. :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

Rosie_Posie
10-17-2006, 12:23 AM
Cathy this is amazing.... detail shot of the eye and nose pretty please?:o
Andrea

Crias
10-29-2006, 08:53 PM
Not much more progress... have been busy with other stuff. But the requested close ups are here now...though a bit fuzzy since the piece doesn't fit on my scanner.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Oct-2006/2921-webdobe6.jpg


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Oct-2006/2921-dobe-nose.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Oct-2006/2921-dobe-eye.jpg

Bertoni
10-30-2006, 01:50 AM
WOW! Cathy...that fur direction is so right on!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the look of the eye is so good!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Diana Lee
10-30-2006, 10:29 AM
This is great. I love the eye, you've put life there.

Diana

Crias
11-02-2006, 12:07 AM
I think I am calling this gal done unless anyone sees anything else. I tired adding in eyebrows and they didn't look right, so took them back out.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2006/2921-wc-dobe-finished.jpg

Bertoni
11-02-2006, 12:51 AM
Cathy:
He looks perfect!:thumbsup: Wondered what kind of tool did you use the most on the fur?

Crias
11-02-2006, 09:23 AM
Cathy:
He looks perfect!:thumbsup: Wondered what kind of tool did you use the most on the fur?

I used an exacto for all of it,. I am not sure what number the tip is. I also then went in with some diluted ink on the chest, body and neck and recoated some areas so that they were not as light. I just got some fiberglass brushes, but didn't want to try them on this piece until I felt more confident on my ability to use them.

brushandknife
11-09-2006, 07:57 PM
He is just gorgeous. I like the fiberglass brush I have, but it's "scarey". It seems like it isn't taking anything, then all at once a big "spot". Definitely practice to find out how it works.
Carol

loggah
11-13-2006, 08:45 PM
Excellent work. Short fur is so much more difficult to render than long!