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This is my first attempt at a portrait. I decided to try a puppy first as they don't complain about the likeness!:D It is 8/10 in size an done with my koh-I-noor 0.4. I am still playing with values. Most of you know me as a mostly cross-hatch sort of guy, but the stipple allowed me to play with the shadows as bit more.
The subject is my grand-dog. He is a mini-daschaund and as the title states, the only ytime he stays out of trouble is when he sleeps!:evil: I have put the ref photo in so you can see the subject (all 6 lbs of trouble). - Chris
08-18-2008, 01:12 AM
:wave: You just gotta love "puppy dog art"... Great subject for a P&I!:thumbsup:
08-18-2008, 04:28 AM
Lol Chris ... what a little cutie.
Great start on the portrait .... keep punching those darks:thumbsup:
Art, thanks for looking!
Chris, I still have to darken him up a bit. Crosshatching I do OK with values. I am still a newbie to this stippling stuff. I am too impatient to dot-dot-dot enough to get it real dark!
08-19-2008, 03:08 PM
It's hard ... but keep at it. Lol ... you know how dark you have to go but stippling is harder .... dot, dot, dot:D
08-19-2008, 03:16 PM
Do a greyscale on it........... helps.....
08-23-2008, 09:23 AM
You're doing well with your Puppy Chris -- it's a great Image to work from. You'll be surprised what a bit of depth in the appropriate places will do to this. :clap: :thumbsup:
08-25-2008, 07:37 AM
AWWW who doesnt love a puppy!:angel: Very nice so far :thumbsup: , but I think it might help to darken the blanket a bit...dont add the pattern though. It seems too white around him?
Thanks Chris. I am working to darken the darks, it is starting to stand out.
Robert, this stipple stuff is time consuming! I don't know how you work in the sizes you work! I would finish next year doing one half as big.
Val, Thanks for looking in. This is still a learning project and still in process.
LeAnn, I will work on the bed a bit Great suggestion. I will make a copy of the pic and try some techniques to see what works.
Here is an update of the darkened picture:
09-01-2008, 05:04 AM
looking much better Chris:clap: :clap:
09-04-2008, 03:50 PM
Your granddog is a sweet baby and I love your drawing of him!!! You just made me realize I have a grandkitty! :clap: I should draw her!
Cindy. Go for it. I will be looking for pictures of your grandkitty soon!
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