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11-03-2000, 07:53 PM
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11-04-2000, 02:55 PM
This is very good. What brushes and techniques were used for the wolf?I like the texture portrayed in the wolf`s fur.

11-04-2000, 05:30 PM
Very nice. I too would love to learn more about how you did it. Would it be possible to post a close up that shows the brushwork?

11-23-2000, 10:22 PM
Sharii, you did a wonderful job on this wolf. I also like your background. The lighting is perfect. Why did you not put this in critique so that more people could see it?


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11-23-2000, 11:24 PM
He is wonderful! Such a haunting quality in his eyes. Did you work with transparent layers to achieve the glowing illumination of his fur?

12-28-2000, 06:35 PM
This is beautiful

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01-05-2001, 03:12 PM

I didnt know you could get such percise detail doing a piece with acrylics. Love the picture! The lighting is perfect too...You did a fonominal job considering doing an animal(they can be tough because of the fur, you have to get that part right or else it just doesnt flow) great job! =D

01-06-2001, 01:45 AM
An excellent subject. Well done!

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01-07-2001, 12:21 AM
I didnt know you could get such percise detail doing a piece with acrylics.

Oh yes....I'd say the majority of wildlife artists interested in detailing regardless of their background in illustration, fine arts...switched to acrylics for perhaps this reason more than any other. When designed stamp designs for competition, etc., detail is often fierce. Oils have to be applied in small changes and allowed to dry, acrylics drying immediately and allowing to be thinned as much as one wishes is perfect for immediate results and layering. Sharp crisp linear edges with the finest and smallest of rounds.

To get this kind of sense of detailing in oils, most artists paint very large from which a much smaller by comparison print is published, tightening everything up. When I wanted to seriously compete in wildlife art 20 years ago...I had to take a time out from my oils.

That is not to say some wildlife artists have not perfected using oils to do the same, but entree guidelines, and last minute opportunities to submit a piece made acrylic a lifesaver.

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