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12-17-2006, 07:22 PM
I had a last minute Christmas commision for my best friend who is giving it as a gift to her co-worker, who's dog was recently killed by a car. It is 5"x7" scratchboard (so somewhat smaller than what shows on the screen), which is the smallest piece I have ever done. Total time was about 5 hours. The ref photo was somewhat less than ideal (flash photo) but I think it turned out well.

All C&C welcome before I send it off.


12-17-2006, 07:54 PM
Wow. Very nice black on black. Love the fur.

12-17-2006, 11:47 PM
Great the way you worked the fur direction!! :clap: They'll love having it!

Diana Lee
12-18-2006, 11:34 AM
You did a great job of capturing character, and in just five hours. The people to recieve the gift will be very pleased.


12-18-2006, 06:36 PM
Beautifully done. What a shame this sweet seeming creature was killed. There will be tears on christmas morn when this is opened. I wonder though, just check the shoulders and see if they need to be just a touch wider.

12-19-2006, 12:17 AM
I absolutely love this. I am very envious you are able to create such a stunning portrait in only five hours, and such a teeny size!!

Dave Slaughter
12-21-2006, 11:39 PM
This is wonderful. A dog can stare at you for hours, and you've certainly portrayed that look.