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MuttHut
02-25-2011, 06:31 PM
Hi All: I have been plodding along on this for the past week, still loads to do, still have to put the tree in front, something I am not looking forward to as I don't do well with plant matter :lol: Size 12 x 16 and the photo is from the RIL and taken by Cathy. Thanks Cathy for the lovely close up shot of this dude. This isn't he whole board, as only a part of it would fit into the scanner and I didn't feel like messing around stiching two pics together. So here he is. CC's most welcome.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2011/175493-Iguana01.jpg

It is showing a wee bit blurry as it wouldn't fit into the scanner all that well.

Wendy

PatrickHedges
02-25-2011, 06:50 PM
Scales are like zebra stripes or leopard spots, you'll be seeing them in your sleep :lol:

Looks fantastic so far!!

MuttHut
02-25-2011, 06:58 PM
Thanks Patrick, yes I do see the scales when I close my eyes, half way through this I thought to myself what were you thinking? LOL All these scales OMG!

Wendy

Harry Seymour
02-25-2011, 07:02 PM
Wooooh-this is amazing!

MuttHut
02-25-2011, 07:13 PM
Thank you Harry :)

Wendy

theBoardLady
02-25-2011, 07:41 PM
Wooooh-this is amazing!

YEP, what he said! Looking good....:thumbsup:

FoggyMountain
02-25-2011, 07:48 PM
Fantastic control. This looks great.

lorna12
02-25-2011, 08:23 PM
Looking pretty fine from where I sit! OMG all those scales...that's something I haven't attempted yet and I really have no desire to...so far:D

pamelalbd
02-25-2011, 09:30 PM
I just LOVE these guys and will one day get the courage up to attempt all those bumpity bump bump bumps! You have really done a great job with the subtle tonal changes in the neck especially. Great Job!

MuttHut
02-25-2011, 09:44 PM
Thnak you Diane, Lynn, Lorna and Pam. Very much appreciated, I did find that after I got all the scales mapped out it went much easier, I have started on the front branch so will work on that a bit and post another update. Then back to toning and shading the scales once again. :)

Wendy

Eilymcc
02-25-2011, 10:39 PM
Looking great Wendy, I did an Iguana in graphite a while ago so I recognize how much concentration it takes to do those scales!!! Great work!!

Buggin3
02-25-2011, 11:15 PM
Looking incredible so far!! You can really see the effort that you put into all of those scales. Can't wait to see the rest. :thumbsup:

MuttHut
02-26-2011, 04:33 AM
Thanks Brett and Eily, I appreciate you taking a look.
Here's an update and I am not sure if I like this or not, I have started the branches, still have major work to do on them, they are looking quite strange at this point:eek:
I am debating on adding a right leg to the iguana, like it is resting on the farther branch but unsure if it would look dumb or actually give him more of a ballanced look?


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2011/175493-new_iggy01.jpg

Wendy

Crias
02-26-2011, 09:31 AM
Wow - this is looking great! Wowsers... all those scales!! Kudos to you!

Rodman
02-26-2011, 11:16 AM
Wendy.....this is soooooooooo cool!! Gosh....I love it!!!

Diana Lee
02-26-2011, 11:28 AM
OMG, the textures are just wonderful!!!! How about some close ups?

Diana

03ahmed
02-26-2011, 11:44 AM
Wow!! I can't get over the amount of scales in this!! How did you go about mapping this all out successfully?

hectorstudio
02-26-2011, 12:55 PM
Very well done. I love the composition and the placement of the branches. Wonderful detail on the scales.

One observation: I think this might benefit from a little more contrast in some areas of the iguana. Some diluted ink washes to give the folds of the skin more depth. Just my opinion.

Overall, fantastic!

tigress
02-26-2011, 02:47 PM
Blow me away! I can't wait to see the finished product.

birdlover
02-26-2011, 05:15 PM
Very nice. I like the tree branches.

MuttHut
02-26-2011, 09:46 PM
Cathy, Rod, Diana, Irfan, Hector, Angela, and Tigress. Thanks for the nice comments.
I havn't had time today to work on this but will get some done tonight....hopefully:)
I may pull out the airbrush and start some shading and maybe it will give it a more 3-D look. Lots more work on the branches.......well on all of it really.

Wendy

MuttHut
02-27-2011, 09:07 PM
Well I didn't get a chance to work on this last night, but did today. Still some more hightlights to do, but almost done. Anyone see anything sticking out please let me know.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Feb-2011/175493-iggy-03.jpg

And for the closeup requests, ooh how they look so messy up close. :lol:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Feb-2011/175493-eye04.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Feb-2011/175493-scales05.jpg

Oh and forgive the dust, I forgot to wipe it before I scanned it.Thanks for taking a look guys.

Wendy

PaintDog
02-27-2011, 09:10 PM
It's awesome Wendy! I had an iguana for many years, so I know them well . . . you did a knock-out job getting all the scales detailed and rendered :clap:

lorna12
02-27-2011, 09:54 PM
Really well done Wendy! Those humps and bumps and scales look very 3D. Great job!

MuttHut
02-27-2011, 11:31 PM
Thank you Ann and Lorna.

Wendy

PatrickHedges
02-28-2011, 12:39 AM
What are you talking about?? Even the closeups look excellent. This is such a strong piece Wendy!!

Harry Seymour
02-28-2011, 08:41 AM
An amazing piece of work here.

Rodman
02-28-2011, 09:22 AM
Wendy....ill have to go look...but, I think you just produced a new fav. Of yours......very much outstanding!!!!!.. whoa!

MuttHut
02-28-2011, 09:59 PM
Patrick, Harry and Rod, thanks so much for the comments, they are always very much appreciated.
I think I am going to call this one done, I have done a few more highlights and a little shading that I had missed. SO I am going to spray it tonight, and rescan, then post the final result.

Thanks again everyone .

Wendy

Buggin3
03-02-2011, 05:10 PM
I'm not sure how I missed the final update on this, but I'm happy I found it. Simply amazing!! I love it!! :thumbsup:

Maxime Thiffault
03-03-2011, 09:58 AM
Great composition and the scales looks real. Congrat.

Diana Lee
03-03-2011, 11:30 AM
OH, wonderful!!! Thanks for the closeups!! This really is great!!!

Diana

emilycolors
03-03-2011, 12:13 PM
Mesmerizing! Great comp work too! I can't wait to see your final scan.

MuttHut
03-03-2011, 05:58 PM
Thanks you Brett, Maxime, Diana & Emily.
Well this is the final scan, all sprayed so I can't mess with it :lol: anymore.

Thanks to all who have taken a look. Patrick you can mark this as finished.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Mar-2011/175493-Iggy_finish-04.jpg

Wendy

03ahmed
03-03-2011, 06:56 PM
You are one crazy person Wendy!!!

It looks stunning! I love everything!!

objectivistartist
03-04-2011, 05:01 AM
Terrific rendering, for sure!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Crias
03-04-2011, 09:22 AM
fantastic!

Harry Seymour
03-04-2011, 10:30 AM
A terrific piece.

ARTMUTT
03-04-2011, 10:53 AM
Really nice work! all that detail in the scales= one job well done!!

Pantherinae
03-04-2011, 11:36 AM
Wow, I love it. So very well done. Your technique is so soft and precise, perfect for those textures.

Amy

fire angel
03-04-2011, 01:06 PM
Outstanding piece!!

PatrickHedges
03-04-2011, 07:22 PM
What an amazing piece!! Truly!

rewston
03-04-2011, 07:36 PM
ooh wow this is fabulous!

Rodman
03-04-2011, 07:42 PM
WENDY!!!!!! Prints????????....... oh yeaaaaaaaa....this is right on!!!!

pamelalbd
03-05-2011, 12:18 AM
:clap: Bravo!!! Now that's how it's done!!

MuttHut
03-05-2011, 02:11 AM
Thanks guys once again for the great comments.

I do have to say I am quite pleased how this turned out, but I have to say it was a good picture to work from, which Cathy took and put in the RIL., thank you Cathy!!!

Wendy

artofnature
03-05-2011, 07:10 AM
Wendy those scales are amazing. You have done a wonderful job on this. If it were mine, I think I would knock the back branch back a teensy weensy bit just to send it into the background a little. But that's just my opinion.

Great subject and beautifully scratched

wildlifeart89
03-05-2011, 11:54 AM
:eek: This is stunning. You must have a LOT of patience, that detail is amazing. WOW!!:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
Paige

theBoardLady
03-05-2011, 12:15 PM
What an incredible job you did on this piece. :thumbsup: I applaud you on your patience and persistance.....:clap: :clap: :clap: