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02-14-2003, 02:38 PM
Sorry I haven't been very visable here as of lately. Everyone has been posting some great stuff!! :clap: I've had a lot a stuff to deal with on the homefront. My hubby has to have back surgery this winter and I have been a little preoccupied with that.
But, I have been pretty productive on the art front over the past couple of months. I have been making myself sit down and draw at least 2 days a week. Most nights when DH is off at work, I draw at night (which seems to be the best time for me to be productive....10pm through 2am **Shrug**) I haven't drawn this much at this frequency since high school and college. :D And to have 2 drawings done in two months....that's pretty unheard of for me. Plus, I have gotten some inquiries about commissions. So....I'm mighty psyched.
Anywho...without further adieu....here's my rott-monster portrait thus far.
02-14-2003, 06:05 PM
LOL! its fun looking at the "round about" way you work! :D
Nice ears.. and.. um... nose? :D
Yikes! Hubbys and surgery - we did that last fall - not fun :( had to buy him cable tv to keep him from tearing apart the house with his teeth (shoulder surgery - couldn't use his right arm) We're BOTH happy he's back to work now! ;)
02-14-2003, 07:29 PM
Wow, this is looking great so far! I can't wait to see it finished, I just love Rotties!
02-15-2003, 04:26 AM
Lovely top of Rottweiler, LOL! :D The parts you have done are beautiful. They look so finished, you can't keep wondering where the rest of the head has gone. It doesn't look like you are drawing, but more like you are "revealing" something that was preexistent on the paper.
Woof! Great pic, but now I have a headache, LOL!
02-15-2003, 08:58 AM
looking great!!!!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
02-15-2003, 10:29 AM
You got a nice start to it, MOM. This is the first time I came across this post, what medium is it in?
My sister has a RottweilerXDoberman. Nice mannered dog, but very big too. She has asked me to do a portrait for her. Don't know when that will happen... :rolleyes:
Keep up the good work...post more progress shots when you can.
02-15-2003, 11:38 AM
The bits that are finished are so perfect! Is this graphite? Thanks for showing us this WIP can't wait to see the update:)
02-15-2003, 11:40 AM
Sorry forgot to say that I hope your hubby makes good progress from his surgery!
02-15-2003, 11:50 AM
My work goes slowly but surely....I can't sit down and work for hours at a time. Work for 30-45 minutes and then take a 20 mintue break...go back and start up again for 30-45 minutes. But late at night I will sit down and really work on drawings.
This is the first time I've actually ever sketched out a drawing before working on it. I bought a projector and sketched his outline like that to save me some time and some headache. I usually draw "Like a computer printer" as my hubby likens it. Now that I've hit the far right of the drawing....I'm going to come back arcoss his face and finish the middle part that's missing. When I come back over to the far left of the drawing...I'll make my way back over to the right. Normally...I just start with a blank peice of paper and draw what I see...I make the drawing in relation to itself for proportions. I feel like a freak when people ask me how I do it...and I can't explain the way I draw.....but it works. If you guys remember the Dal's I just finished....if you look closely...there are no sketch lines. The drawing stops where I stopped. I'll post a old work in progress of that so you can see what I'm talking about. I guess in short....I have a very, very unconventional way of drawing. Either that, I have some Obessive Compulsive tendencies.
For those who are asking....yup, that's graphite.
Wingnut....I'm looking forward to the surgery and I'm not. I want the pain to stop for the hubby-meister and he can go back to his old self in the personality department. But, he's going to be pretty much bed ridden for two months. By the end of that....I will probably be a full blown alcoholic. :p
02-15-2003, 07:18 PM
That's graphite pencil....I was thinking more on the line of colored pencil. It looked too dark to me...sorry about that. Your Dalmations look great too.
I'm like you, I work slow. I don't have a studio yet, so I have to set my work up in my kitchen. I like to make sure I have a few hours to work on my art. One thing I hate is setting up & taking down in an hour or less.
I forgot to say earlier that I hope your husband's surgery & recovery go well.
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