View Full Version : Pets/animals-project For April 2007!
03-31-2007, 07:53 AM
Here's a fun project coming your way! It will be an ongoing project starting right now! Post your images here on this thread with descriptions, sizes etc
It will be Pets (dogs, cats, birds, turtles etc etc)..."Animals" are part of the title, so it can also be anything from owls to elephants and in between!!!!!
Size limit will be 24" square, i.e. 4x6, 3x8, or under those sizes!
So let's get the brushes, inks, watercolors, acrylics, oils, scratchboards, mixed medias etc etc out and get those kitties, doggies, birdies and any other animals you choose painted and posted!!!
Looking forward to seeing it all!!:clap:
03-31-2007, 09:23 AM
I love Animal Paintings, so this is going to be such a fun Project Bertoni.
I'll start the ball rolling with a Koala I first penned with Ink, and then coloured with Watercolours. Size is 3.5"x2.5" on Premier Watercolour Paper 216 gsm.
03-31-2007, 09:55 AM
Great project! I don't know yet what I'll do, but count me in.
Val, great job on the texture of the koala! He looks so sweet. I hear they are actually very aggressive little creatures!
03-31-2007, 10:33 AM
Now THIS is a project that I can definatly have some fun with!
I am working on an Animal now- Should be done in the next few days...
Until then, if anyone cares to take a 'peek' at my previous animal work, you can see it on my NEW web page, (which isn't 100% finished yet) at http://www.lessthansix.com... 'Normal sized' and enlarged scans of all my recent work are up and running!
03-31-2007, 10:34 AM
One more thought- Did you X-Post this in Animal & Wildlife? Might be some interest there!
03-31-2007, 12:58 PM
This sounds like a tonne of fun! Here's one that I finished just a short time ago. Its oil on canvas paper and its ACEO size (2.5" x 3.5").
03-31-2007, 01:31 PM
Nice work folks!!!:clap:
Great idea re: the xpost!!!
03-31-2007, 01:39 PM
This one probably isn't 'Finished', but its at the stage where I stop, put it down for a while, and then take another look- Here are my latest Sandhill Cranes- This time a Mother and babies!
It is 3" x 2". Graphite on Film-
The 'outlining' around the birds isnt really quite that harsh in real life.
Any suggestions welcome!~
Andrew, I have been to your site and love your animals. Great work. this one too!!
Madelaine, I love chickadees and you did a great job on this one.
Hi Val, it is like running into an old friend to see you here :) Love your Koala!!
03-31-2007, 04:21 PM
Fine job on this!!! Great the way you've gotten all that detail in the feathers!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
03-31-2007, 09:47 PM
Madelaine -- A great little Chickadee -- I always love your bird paintings. :clap:
Andrew -- Great detail in your drawing. The feathers and the background are especially terrific, but I love the entire thing. :clap:
03-31-2007, 09:51 PM
Thanks so much Jamie, Bertoni and Annette -- your kind comments are very much appreciated. Andrew, I will x-post to AW.
04-01-2007, 02:08 AM
A fish sculpture made from metal,5 inch wide and 4 inch height.I painted on wood and on metal lately,but painting on a metal surface gives a more shiny look.
04-01-2007, 04:15 PM
Fine looking sculpture!!!:clap:
04-01-2007, 04:28 PM
I am a newbie to this site, but hopefully I have managed to upload a picture of my very first miniature. It is 2.5" x 3.5" and done in coloured pencil and is a picture of my daughters dog. If it doesnt work then please could someone let me know the right way to go about sharing my pictures.
04-01-2007, 07:31 PM
That's a darn great job on your first miniature!!!:clap: Hope we'll be seeing more of your minis here on the forum!!!
04-01-2007, 07:38 PM
Hi Mysty! This is just fantastic! Beautiful job! :thumbsup: Is it hard to do a piece this small?
Hi to all, I usually hang around acrylic or animal forum. I'm just learning to paint animals. I'd like to share my raccoon with you. I am so hooked on aceo painting. They are so fun to do.
04-02-2007, 11:52 AM
Welcome to the forum!!! Minis are a lot of fun to do and your racoon shows it!
I like the way you've done it!!:clap: :clap: :clap:
04-02-2007, 12:23 PM
Mysty And Yvette-Welcome to the miniatures forum. Great job on both. Hope to see more!
04-02-2007, 11:28 PM
Hi all. I'm normally over on the animal forum so thanks to Bertoni for dropping by over there to publicise this.
Here's my entry. Leopard family done in pen, stipple style. It's 5" x 3.5"
04-03-2007, 03:42 AM
Rob -- What a great Sculpture -- a lot of great work has gone in to this one. Thanks so much for posting it. :clap:
Mysty -- Welcome to the Miniature Forum. Your dog is totally fantastic. What a wonderful rendering on such a small surface. I hope we will see lots more of your work. :clap:
Yvette -- Welcome to the Miniature Forum. Your Raccoon is wonderful -- you have really captured the cuteness of these animals. I hope we will see more from you. :clap:
Patrick -- Welcome to the Miniature Forum neighbour. I am so glad you posted your Leopard Family here, as it is such magnificent work, as is all of your work, all of the time. I just love your animals. I hope you will post more work in this forum. If you do anything in Pen and Ink at any time Patrick, we would always love to see it in the Pen and Ink Forum too. Your stippling is wonderful. :clap:
04-03-2007, 06:56 AM
Nice to do a themed project.
I've been having fun doing a series of cat ATCs
Here's an acrylic of a patio puss, sunning herself by the flower pots
04-03-2007, 08:13 AM
Well here is a project that I can fall in love with. I have been painting lots of animals just none finished in April yet. As soon as I finish one I will post for all to see. These look great so far. Here is one I just finished in the end of March
You can see some of the other animals that I have been doing at this post
04-03-2007, 08:18 AM
Hi :wave: I usualy do my painting on my computer but as I'm trying to learn graphite thought I would join in :D
Mechanical pencil in sketch book, both about 3 x 3
04-03-2007, 09:22 AM
Marita -- That's a great painting of the kitty cat and flowers, and I love the way you've done the table. Super work. :clap:
Sam -- I love your animal paintings, and this one is no exception. Super work, and I can't wait to see more. :clap:
Jean -- I just love your digital work, and now you are excelling with your graphite work. Both of these are wonderful, and I hope we will see more of your graphites. :clap:
04-03-2007, 09:57 AM
Your stipple work is wonderful!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Welcome to the Forum and hope we'll be seeing more of it over here!
Great impressionistic look to the kitty!:clap:
Is that a Toucan? Great job!:thumbsup:
Love your graphite work!!!:clap: :clap: :clap: Let's see some more!!!
04-03-2007, 08:36 PM
Thanks guys. Hiya Val:thumbsup:
Here's a couple of 20 minute sketches I did last night and this morning. I've just finished a tiger in pastels that took me ages with heaps of detail, and I was dying to do something loose and fast. I just scribbled away with five different coloured pens. The references were taken by Crias - thanks Cathy.
Both are around 5"x4" done with this project in mind
04-03-2007, 08:58 PM
Just Jean glad to see you here these are some nice pencil sketches.
Bertoni this is a picture of a Puffin. Thanks for the compliments.
Patrick these are some great little sketches. I love to draw in ink too.
04-04-2007, 03:58 PM
I haven't posted in this thread yet, but I have to say that all of the artwork in here just beautiful!! I wish it could all be put up as an exhibit in a gallery someplace. :D
Nice job, everyone! :)
04-05-2007, 02:32 AM
Hi I'm new to miniatures. I usually hang out over in decorative arts but I've recently started doing miniature drawings (aceo's) and thot I'd drop in here.
I just love everyones work here:clap: :clap: ! It's ALL wonderful! WOW Sam, I thot yours was a photograph!:clap:
Here's a little puppy (Tuxie) that I just completed that I thot I'd share with you. It's done in pencil and it's aceo size (2/5" x 3,5").
04-05-2007, 05:42 AM
Peggy, your puppy is just beautiful!!! :)
04-05-2007, 08:16 AM
Great job, Peggy!! Love your puppy! You really captured the eyes!:clap:
04-05-2007, 10:02 AM
Love the colors on that guy!! Nice work!:thumbsup:
:clap: :clap: :clap: You've gotten wonderful detail into that fur. Absolutely superb pencil work!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
04-05-2007, 10:05 AM
Here's a sketch of an owl done in watercolor with a bit of india ink! It's 4x4" on watercolor paper.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2007/28168-owl0001.jpg
04-05-2007, 10:45 AM
Peggy thanks for the compliment I love your puppy too, some great detail and I love his expression with those puppy dog eyes. Nice job.
Bertoni I like the little owl. Great little sketch.
04-05-2007, 11:43 AM
Bertoni, I love your little owl. I am partial to snowy owls and have painted a number of them. Just a fun little sketch!!:clap: :clap:
04-05-2007, 01:08 PM
Glad you like the snowy owl sketch!!!
04-07-2007, 04:03 AM
Patrick -- I love your Gorillas -- great penwork. :clap:
Peggy -- What a fantastic little doggie. I just love your pencil work, and absolutely every thing about him. :clap:
Bertoni -- Great snowy owl, and he looks great on the 4x4. :clap:
04-07-2007, 12:31 PM
Hey, this is a great thread! A good excuse to post some of my bird paintings. :) There's already some great art posted already. Wonderful stuff, guys.
I've been out of things for a couple of weeks, so I'm hoping to be back regularly, now things are out of the way a bit.
So... Here is a painting I completed yesterday. "Mourning Dove...and Friend" 4x5", Oil, alla prima on canvas.
And here is a recent Swan. Called "Swanning Around" - but should have been titled 'Cranky Cob' instead, because he was. Anyway, same size and technique as above.
04-07-2007, 01:38 PM
Yes, this is a great thread!! I, too, love animals and birds in art. Marianne, the mourning dove painting is great....think I like the statue as much as the dove. Wonderful modeling of form and, as always, great color. :thumbsup: Love the light and color in the swan painting, too!!:clap:
04-07-2007, 02:45 PM
Thanks, Arctic Fox.
04-07-2007, 05:31 PM
I just found this thread today and I had to join. Here's one of our cats, Mollie, 3"x3" acrylic on masonite.
04-07-2007, 06:13 PM
These are both beautifully painted in great style!!:clap: :clap:
That kitty is terrif!!!! :thumbsup:
He looks like a wonderful cat we had named Cranston!
04-07-2007, 06:29 PM
What lovely work :)
Marita, Andrew and Sam your work is amazing for such a small scale.
these are 2 very small drawings of my little horror asleep - about 3 inches max
04-07-2007, 07:11 PM
I think all the entries are amazing!
04-08-2007, 10:29 AM
thanks for commenting :) , and I have just browsed the 4 pages and what lovely work you all do :thumbsup: , I have so much to learn :D
04-09-2007, 03:29 AM
Marianne -- Superb work on both of your paintings. I just love the Mourning Dove sitting on the Statue -- beautifully done, both with the bird and the Statue. :clap:
Sheila -- That's a great painting of your kitty. Love the colours too. :clap:
Vivien -- Great drawings of your kitty. They are so innocent looking when they're asleep, and you captured that really well. :clap:
04-10-2007, 08:49 PM
Wow, there's been some great work in here.
I've been away for Easter and only took gel pens with me so here's three more entries, all the same size as the gorillas I posted earlier
Kudu cow in stipple
04-11-2007, 06:32 AM
Patrick - all of these look great! :)
You really do a nice job on your primate pieces.
04-11-2007, 08:15 AM
You've created magic with those gel pens!! :clap:
That is one cool looking gorilla!
04-11-2007, 09:50 AM
Real painstaking work! Especially the kudu cow.
04-11-2007, 10:02 AM
Peggy, I thought I saw some mural type work of yours -- grapes on the vine, I think, or maybe it was some flowers around a swimming pool? This is really straddling the divide, doing wall painting one day and m i n i a t u r e s the next! Well done.
Vhere,I love those skilfully casual sketches of yours.
Catrus, that's a nice and typical feline pose you've caught.
Marianne, so that's what those doves are called. We have quite a few of them here and I've always thought they were turtle doves. You've got the colouration spot on.
Bertoni, your beautiful owl reminds me of Chinese or Japanese screen painting. Elegance woven out of a limited palette.
04-12-2007, 10:49 PM
This is Crash, a wonderful Belgian Malinois that helped many dogs get out of the animal shelter. He originaly was a police dog until he fell off a building and broke his back. He learned to walk again and spent the rest of his life with our shelters behaviorist. He died last month and I decided to do a portrait of him.
This piece is 4" x 4" in oil. Its actually my first oil. I have yet to get the photograph right.
04-13-2007, 08:52 AM
Thanks for your good words on my owls!!
what a wonderful dog he was! A real hero!!:thumbsup:
04-13-2007, 07:45 PM
Patrick -- I just love your work, and you make those Gel Pens sing. WOW, that's GREAT work on all three animals. Keep 'em coming. :clap: :thumbsup:
Jean -- What a wonderful dog he must have been, and I'm glad you have captured him in art. :clap: :thumbsup:
04-13-2007, 08:44 PM
Wonderful work! Love the colors! :cat:
The chimp is very nice.
04-14-2007, 02:46 AM
Once again I'm in awe of all the beautiful images :thumbsup:
Here I am still trying with mech. pencil on a piece of carboard 2.5 x 3.5 , he's a bit lop sided and there was more to him but I thought I would stop before I really made a mess :D
C & C very welcome :)
04-14-2007, 04:56 AM
Jean, you are coming along really well. He has a little more head on our top left than he has on the right, but your shading is great, and he is a real little cutie. Keep up the great work. :clap: :thumbsup:
04-14-2007, 07:23 PM
Finaly got the picture right.:o
04-15-2007, 02:49 AM
Jean (just chaos) great painting! This looks just like my girl here Molly (except maybe the tongue isn't hanging out far enough.!)
04-15-2007, 02:55 AM
Jean (just chaos) great painting! This looks just like my girl here Molly (except maybe the tongue isn't hanging out far enough.!)
04-15-2007, 06:41 PM
Great looking little guy, topsy turvy and all!:clap:
Love that froggy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
04-15-2007, 09:02 PM
This was a ten minute sketch to get me started on a large pastel of the same subject (old man orangutan - Ref in library by Gordon Tulley). This is 5" x 3" and as loose and fast as I could go just to give me a sketching workout. It's pretty darned inaccurate :lol: but the main jist of it is there
04-16-2007, 04:48 AM
This is such an unusual pose, and should make a really interesting larger painting. I love your large Pastels Patrick, so will be checking in to see how it goes. :clap: :thumbsup:
04-17-2007, 01:21 PM
Great going! Looks like it's headed in the right direction!:thumbsup:
04-17-2007, 07:43 PM
Wow! Lovely work everyone! Great project, too, Burt!
Here's mine, a bengal tiger wading amongst some lotus flowers.
"India" Acrylics on Canvas 2.5" x 3.5" 04-17-2007
C&C always welcome - Robin
04-17-2007, 11:21 PM
Robin, that's beautiful!
04-18-2007, 12:11 AM
04-18-2007, 03:28 AM
Wow Robin. I love that one :clap:
04-18-2007, 11:27 AM
04-23-2007, 09:28 AM
Wonderful Bengal Tiger Robin. I love him. :clap: :thumbsup:
04-23-2007, 09:36 AM
This is a Mumma Koala and her Baby that I have just recently completed. It's ACEO size, 3.5"x2.5" on Watercolour Paper, in Pen, Ink and Watercolours.
04-24-2007, 10:47 AM
Beautiful little Koalas, Val!
04-25-2007, 09:08 PM
Nice work Val. That's tiny. Such detail :clap:
04-26-2007, 05:38 AM
Thanks Robin and Patrick -- your comments are very much appreciated.
04-26-2007, 08:08 PM
I've done three more gel pen sketches for a project I'm doing which I've posted over in the animal and wildlife forum. These are all around 5.5 x 4.
04-26-2007, 08:21 PM
Love that Tiger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:clap:
Val: Nice work on the Koalas!!!:thumbsup:
Great colors with that gel pen!!:clap: :clap: :clap:
04-27-2007, 12:18 AM
Those are wonderful, Patrick! Very expressive.
04-28-2007, 09:55 AM
Patrick, these are all such wonderful, expressive fellows, and I love what you do with those gel pens. :clap: :thumbsup:
04-30-2007, 07:55 PM
Thanks guys. They were done for a composite picture I've been doing called "Gorillas in the Mix" (my corny play on words re "Gorillas in the Mist" - mix because they are all in one photo frame). This is it - not sure if it works as the paper and media are very different, but it was worth a try lol
The large one doesn't qualify for this thread as it's 8" x 12"
04-30-2007, 11:30 PM
Okay, this is a last minute submittal for me. I think I understand. You post projects for the month...we paint that theme and we submit it to share. This is a ruby throated humming bird. The medium is acrylics on 2" x 3" acid free matte board.
05-01-2007, 09:18 AM
Patrick -- I love your framed Gorillas in the Mix. The full set looks absolutely great. Thanks for sharing with us. :clap:
Renee -- That's a gorgeous Hummer, and beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining our Project for this month. :clap:
05-01-2007, 01:04 PM
Welcome to the Forum!!! Hope we see more of your work here in the future!!
...and your Hummer sings out:music: :music: Excellent!:clap:
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