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cardboardcutout
10-10-2007, 02:24 PM
MY IMAGE(S):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/10-10-2007/55739_head_done_mia.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Critiques/upload_spool/10-10-2007/55739_Mia_standing_ptg_complete.jpg


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Title: sheltie standing
Year Created: 2007
Medium: Acrylic
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 20 x 24
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

MY COMMENTS:
I only had a small amount of paint with me so jumped to the subject and left the background for last

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Anything I can do to improve my painting I would love to know

Slurps
10-10-2007, 02:51 PM
Beautiful colors. I love this breed (you just reminded me of that). This is a great pose, and the one bent ear reminds me of our collie. Lots of character in this little dog!

Only crits: The snout looks bulbous, making the mouth look like a cartoon dog's mouth. I'd like to see more of a natural taper to the snout. Also, there's something about the way the paws seem to be pointing straight at the viewer while the body is angled... and the fur on the foreleg seems to be trailing like a flag....

Minor stuff...99.99% wonderful...which makes it pretty great, to me.

cardboardcutout
10-10-2007, 03:20 PM
oh good good stuff ...I followed the photo and sometimes I know I should not (artist license) as far as the flag part goes....not sure if I can post photos here. I will redo the snout and mouth some and see how it looks.
thanks so much!! Can I repost after adjusting the painting?

kathrynlovespets
10-10-2007, 03:57 PM
very nice
great mood...wistful
i love the blowing fur

D.W. Flint
10-10-2007, 10:17 PM
Put it in a frame. It's ready. Good job....:thumbsup:

toraman
10-11-2007, 09:17 AM
So beautiful. There is one point, there doesnt seem to be any shadow on the dog (but that doesnt disturb somehow). I looks so alive.

ejtupi
10-11-2007, 11:48 AM
Wonderful portrait. This little dog is so full of personality. I can see why you'd "jump to the subject"...who cares about the background when you've got this much character to portray? Excellent.

cardboardcutout
10-15-2007, 01:31 PM
thanks....worked the snout some and the one leg. Will post when done...might take a look at the shadow I had when started gulp! and repost...thanks for all the help
Laura

cardboardcutout
10-31-2007, 10:39 AM
posted in the wrong place...worked the muzzel, and the leg hair...had it right at first but got lost along the way. Thanks for the suggestions I am thinking its a better painting now:thumbsup:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Oct-2007/55739-mia_in_frame-small.jpg