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06-29-2007, 12:33 PM
Hello to everyone.
This was done with a Faber Castell pen and W&N watercolor. I used mask for the lettering.
I am not sure if I am going to add a backround at this point.
06-29-2007, 08:35 PM
Cute pup. Good job.
My grand puppy is a Black Lab, and a very calm, well behaved happy dog who swims every day of his year and has a master who tosses for him to fetch. His master an animal lover, actually took up duck hunting because Otto loves to fetch. Fetched many ducks in the dead of winter. Loves to go fishing and has his sea legs. These are wonderful dogs and you have rendered this one well.
One would think Otto was my only grand child, but I got a human girl grand baby after him. I think he's a tad jealous.
06-29-2007, 09:00 PM
Aaaaaaw he is so cute!!! A very pale wash of your favourite colour would finish this beautifully. You could do a flat wash and dab in places with a tissue for texture..;)
06-30-2007, 02:27 AM
This looks like it takes a lot of patience to do...beautiful work.
06-30-2007, 10:24 AM
Lovely job on this!!!
06-30-2007, 11:02 AM
You've done a wonderful job on the drawing and the painting of this lovely dog. Black fur isn't the easiest color to depict, but you handled it well. The eyes are very expressive also.
Like JJ, I think just a soft wash of color maybe just around the dog and bleeding out to white around the edges of the paper might really enhance the wonderful Guide Dog Puppy you've painted.
06-30-2007, 02:11 PM
:) Thanks Paulafv, JJ, Maryann, Joan and Sylvia.
Our family has been raising puppies for a guidedog organization for 15 years. They use a lot of Labs now because they have a great stamina and are less prone to medical issues than some other breeds.
JJ and Sylvia, I like your ideas on the backround, just have to figure out the color(s).
07-04-2007, 05:35 PM
Aaaaaaaw how cute is he - what an expression - love it!!!
07-18-2007, 12:55 PM
This is great. Love the expression! What mix did you use for black? I have a black lab and often wish I could paint his portrait.
Bless you for raising guide dog puppies. I'm afraid I'm too selfish - I'd get attached and wouldn't want to give them up. Labs not only have stamina, they are extremely smart and easily trained.
Just a suggestion: try and lessen the "M" on his forehead a bit because it looks like he has been "branded" (even if he does have a prominant natural marking). It will be more pleasing as a whole.
07-18-2007, 04:01 PM
he gave me a sense of play full and joyfull dog!! good job, on this one it looks great this way..to me, keep up the good work
07-18-2007, 08:06 PM
Thank you Pat, Carole A, Eggy and Mary. :)
Carole, I used Winsor and Newton indigo with some burnt sienna and some burnt umber.
Eggy, I think at some point I will go back and add the backround as JJ suggested and will rethink the forehead.
Thanks again all,
07-18-2007, 09:35 PM
Thanks Jake -
I thought there must be some indigo in there.
07-19-2007, 09:49 PM
Jake, this guy simply made me smile when I opened the thread. I agree with the idea of lifting out a bit of the M. Good sense of sheen of his coat. Absolutely charming.
07-20-2007, 03:32 AM
Same from me I think the penwork in the 'M' is a little too strong, hope it will lift as the pup looks very good.
As for the b/g, it works for me as white, but that is your problem:lol: b/g's are so difficult when you don't plan them from the begining:D
07-20-2007, 05:49 PM
Thanks, Jen and Kev. :)
I just got a Koh-I-Nor pen, ( the refillable type), and so I have been playing with that a lot.
Kev, maybe I can add some pen around it to even it out. Don't know. Anyway it will probably be next week sometime, I will update it so all can see.
07-25-2007, 04:52 AM
Jake, this looks like a "labor of love" to me! You have caught that quizzical look in the eye of an intelligent young dog who wants to please.I'm a bit of a softie with regard to dogs (and cats) Maybe some background colour would finish it off ...you have already received some good advice.Well done!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
07-25-2007, 08:47 AM
Aww...to cute....very well done fur!!
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