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aRt4us
01-16-2009, 05:52 AM
I enjoyed painting the wolves (http://wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533216) so much; I started this portrait of a Lone Wolf its one from the RIL (reference Image Library) here on WC. Iíll be doing my usual colour manipulation and adding darker shadows to give more interest in the contrast. The BG maybe falling snow I'm still unsure so that might change.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jan-2009/82849-01wolf.jpg (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#)


I've alway have a problem uploading my images, I upload as normal but must copy the image from the upload box then click on it and then past here. Which produces the image on the first posting then links on the rest, why?

Painting fun
Gary

Ceiliog
01-16-2009, 07:31 AM
I know that there is the compulsion to produce finished work - but I find this sort of stage of a painting such an interesting image and would really be happy to see something like this on a wall - but that said I am looking forward to watching it develop because I really like your end results

aRt4us
01-16-2009, 07:40 AM
Thanks Ceiliog, You have hit on something here, I could paint just in one session and produce something I really like, but that urge to keep detailing more is just to controlling. Even finish my works I look at and see more I would like to add. Itís an addiction which is frustrating to control.
We all have it in different levels, I notice quite a few saying ďI think Iíll call this finished but my tweak it laterĒ I do all the time.
Painting fun
Gary

sveldstra
01-16-2009, 08:37 AM
This is going to be a beauty. I love the expression of the wolf. I'll be watching to see this one progress.

jody007
01-16-2009, 01:23 PM
Oh you know I am watching!!! This is already off to a beautiful start!
Jody

aRt4us
01-18-2009, 09:23 AM
Thanks Sharon & Jody, Here is a quick update as I'm painting him now and the lighting is good to get a good photo. Just added the colour back drop this will have snow flakes falling. Iknow working on the middle fur detailing high light fur will be added when dry.
As alway C&C welcome


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2009/82849-02wolf.jpg





Painting fun
Gary

jody007
01-18-2009, 10:10 AM
I am still watching and loving it!
Jody

PatrickHedges
01-18-2009, 06:31 PM
You are well and truly in the zone right now with all this new work!!

Debbie57
01-18-2009, 06:48 PM
Stunning! I am really looking forward to see this progress. I just love the color palette.

ColorsoftheRainbow
01-18-2009, 06:57 PM
I am enjoying this too.... I agree the first image has quite a lot of appeal as is but will enjoy seeing where you go from here.

IanArt
01-18-2009, 11:53 PM
Looks good so far. Looking forward to seeing this one progress.

Ian

AngieR
01-19-2009, 12:19 AM
beautiful colors! I love the first "unfinished" post:) but I look forward to where you will take this. Your work is beautiful...

Angie

aRt4us
01-19-2009, 04:27 AM
I know I said this before but Iíll say it again. Thanks you all so much for all your kind inspirational comments, you do help greatly in keeping one focused on their work and in achieving a higher standard.
I have finished the furring to the point where I leave it to dry ready for the tweaking of the high lights and darks of the fur detail.
I enjoy most of my images I paint some more that others and this is one of them.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2009/82849-03wolf.jpg

Painting fun
Gary

IanArt
01-19-2009, 04:31 AM
Very expressive colours. I like this so far. Good work!

Ian

Dave Hawk
01-19-2009, 08:33 AM
Really very good Gary. I like the wildness the color tones give to the painting.

JoyK
01-20-2009, 03:32 PM
Great start. Did I miss - what medium is this?

Ceci
01-21-2009, 03:06 AM
WOH Gary, this is great. I just love the use of those colors.
Ceci

aRt4us
01-21-2009, 06:41 AM
Thanks Joy & Ceci
Its oils on canvas 20"x16" I should be finalishing him soon.

Painting fun
Gary

aRt4us
01-23-2009, 12:56 PM
The Furring tweaking of highlights and darks are done some shadowing glaze to the lower fur and snow flake to add and weíll be finished.
C&C welcome


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2009/82849-04wolf.jpg

Painting fun
Gary

buzzz3d
01-23-2009, 04:40 PM
Wow Gary. Great image. I love the colors and the difference between the short and the long fur. Interesting to watch the WIP images too. I'm new here, hoping to see a lot more from your work!

Cheers,

Erik

aRt4us
01-26-2009, 05:15 AM
Thanks Erik,
If you click on the aviator name (mine is art4us) normally top left corner of thread , a drop down list appears click on ďall threads start by art4usĒ youíll see all past postings. It a great way of checking out other artist work from the past and youíll see how they have improved too.
Back to Loan Wolf, Iíve added a bit more shadow and the snow flakes, on Iíve forgot his whiskers.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2009/82849-05wolf.jpg
Close up 1

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2009/82849-05closeup.jpg

Close up 2

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2009/82849-051closeup.jpg

Painting fun
Gary

stirling
01-26-2009, 05:43 AM
Just catching up on your posts Gary,sorry for the delay.
This one looks spot on to me,really caught that wolf look,great work.

Best from mike.

aRt4us
01-26-2009, 06:12 AM
Hi Mike & thanks
Have a nice Christmas and New Year?
I'm painting some studies of cheetahs at the moment, Mum cheetah is not going the way I want, yet Cheetahs Three are come on amazingly, itís odd how that is happening, Iím using the same plate for both.
Painting fun
Gary

stirling
01-26-2009, 10:18 AM
Gary,Had the flu bug over Xmas and new year,just getting over it now.
Will get round to looking at your Cheetahs soon.

best from mike.

aRt4us
01-26-2009, 12:53 PM
Mike, Sorry you did mention before.
My wife was down with a nasty flu bug during the New Year, shakes, sweats & shivers, she just over it this week.

Painting fun
Gary

IanArt
01-26-2009, 08:58 PM
I like the wolf. Well done. The colour choice was excellent. Very interesting!

Ian

Donna Southwood
01-26-2009, 09:40 PM
Nice work! I like the reflected colours in his fur.

Did you ever sort out your picture uploading problem?

aRt4us
01-27-2009, 08:03 AM
Thanks Ian & Donna, nice comments coming from such talents as you both.
Donna: uploading problem? Not really, my upload problem started when I got windows Vista. The normal procedure on WC upload system in advance section is: 1, I click on the picture icon. 2, A box appears then I click browse and upload and the picture appears in this box. 3, Next I click the picture for the upload to complete and nothing appears in the thread. (Problem), So when the picture appears in the box I highlight it and copy, then click the picture and when in does not appear in the thread box I right click to paste and a link appears, which works. The weird thing is the first time an image appears but then after is just links.
Painting fun
Gary

jody007
01-27-2009, 08:36 AM
wow this turn out beautiful!!!! I just love the detail you have in the fur!!!
Jody

aRt4us
01-27-2009, 09:03 AM
Thanks Jody, Love the work your turning out and your furring looks great.

Painting fun
Gary

buzzz3d
01-28-2009, 04:22 AM
Thanks for the info Gary. Great work on your site, everything has a nice graphical quality to it.

IanArt
01-28-2009, 08:16 PM
Thanks Gary! Likewise.

Ian