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Pantherinae
02-13-2011, 02:47 PM
Hello everyone, this is the first thread I've posted on WC in a long time. I've lost myself to studying and reading rather than contributing to the discussions. This was a practice board for me. Practice for using color and also for rendering a somewhat smooth surface and I can tell you that I find fur so much easier. I don't quite have the hand of the cross hatching that so many of you are experts at. Anyway, I'd like to have your thoughts on this colorful liitle guy.

5X7, and I used the Ampersand inks.

Thanks for looking,

Amy


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Feb-2011/197107-Red-Eyed_Green_Tree_Frog_Friend_1.JPG

Rodman
02-13-2011, 03:14 PM
Amy...its soooo. Nice and small too!.. I think it could use one more layer of color...yellow...then pick out a couple places to add some pure white scratches for highlights ... thanks for posting this beauty.

PatrickHedges
02-13-2011, 03:27 PM
Good cross hatching is simply an accumulation of boards, doing it over and over again. I'm definitely not there with it yet. I think for a first on smooth textures this is really good, but the colouring is tremendous!! That totally does it for me.

03ahmed
02-13-2011, 04:23 PM
Nice work!

dmatheson
02-13-2011, 05:50 PM
simply amazing - I love it

lorna12
02-13-2011, 06:10 PM
Colorful little guy...very nicely done, especially for a first smoothie! Rodman gave a good suggestion.

Harry Seymour
02-13-2011, 06:16 PM
Delightful. All I could do was smile and I like to smile.

Pantherinae
02-13-2011, 07:23 PM
Thank you everyone. Rodman, I have the board sprayed already, but I also have several other photos I got of this friendly little guy which I plan to use for practice. I shall consider your advice with those.

Thank you Harry, I love frogs particularly because their eager expressions always make me smile too. :)

Amy

birdlover
02-13-2011, 07:24 PM
Good eyes too.

wildlifeart89
02-13-2011, 08:26 PM
Gorgeous, love the colors and the eyes!:clap::clap:
Paige

Buggin3
02-13-2011, 08:32 PM
This little guy made me smile as soon as I saw him. Very nice color work!

artofnature
02-14-2011, 06:19 AM
This is a real eye popper for me. Love the colours. What a cute little guy/girl.

Diane Cutter
02-14-2011, 08:06 AM
Nicely done... I love your color applications.

Diane

pamelalbd
02-14-2011, 01:11 PM
Really Nice job!

FoggyMountain
02-14-2011, 09:57 PM
Oh he is soo cool! Neat, neat, neat.