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bbbilly1326
03-25-2001, 04:49 AM
This is a sketch on rough paper using hard and soft pastels. I've been practicing with lions. Any comments, suggestions, critiques welcome from all you animal people http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
Bill

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animal
03-25-2001, 09:02 AM
Bill,
This is Great! The only thing that I would change is how red the tongue is ,maybe make it a little bit lighter. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

tammy
03-25-2001, 04:09 PM
Yes, the tongue less red and perhaps the teeth a bit whiter? I feel that the facial features should stand out a bit more in some way. Anyway, good start. Keep at it.

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bbbilly1326
03-26-2001, 08:15 AM
Animal and Tammy,
Thanks for the comments. I seem to have a hard time keeping the forms distinct with pastels, for some reason. I'll work on it. I think I might do a larger one, since this is a little clogged now, and was a sketch.
The tongue probably needs to be grayed a little, more pink.
Bill

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m_a_r_t_i_n
03-26-2001, 11:15 AM
You've got the colours and mass forms down great in this, I'd maybe try not adding any more pastel but rather playing around with the pastel already there, maybe try some blending with a paper tortion. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

bbbilly1326
03-31-2001, 08:34 AM
Thanks Martin, I've never used a tortion with pastels, I'll try it.

Bill

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