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04-18-2011, 09:40 PM
All the new awesome pieces posted here lately...I'm almost
embarrassed to put this one up...but...I'm not easily embarrassed :lol:
I've spent about 8 hours on it so far...Fiberglass brush, scalpel, and slight DNA wash :D
I've done a graphite sleeping dog "Dog Tired" one in scratch for the Alamosa show "Dog Tired 2" so this one is "Dog Tired III"
As always....Thanks for Lookin! :cool:

04-18-2011, 09:58 PM
Allan, it is so beautiful. Love the work with the f/g brush. Just the right amount of scratching and wonderful drama. Clap Clap

04-18-2011, 10:01 PM
I think this is fabulous!!!
Well done Allan :)

04-18-2011, 10:04 PM
I hope you feel embarrassed now!!!
and slight DNA washI'm going to do one one day in redwine. I wonder if that's archival :lol:

Seriously, that is tremendous!!!

Harry Seymour
04-18-2011, 10:24 PM
Allan--this is looking very special. What is the size of the board?

Snuzin Susan
04-18-2011, 10:28 PM
Excellent lighting on this one!


04-18-2011, 10:50 PM
Thanks Lesley :D It was hard for me not to go nuts scratchin on this one.
Thanks Dusty :D It felt good putting blade to board again :thumbsup:
Patrick,,,Thanks Buddy :D Nope...Not embarrassed :D
Harry....It's a whopping 5x7....as usual :D And Thanks :D
SNUZY!!!! Hey you! :D Thanks! The lighting I can't take credit for. This pick is out of the ref library. I do believe it was taken by "J" :thumbsup:

04-18-2011, 11:27 PM
Excellent Allan! I like how the dog and carpet come together - mighty fine scratching!


04-19-2011, 12:12 AM
Did you do the long waves of fur with the fiberglass brush? Is that why it looks so smooth? WOWZERS! This whole piece is simply gorgeous! You showed excellent restraint in your scratching. :)

04-19-2011, 01:05 AM
The flowing lines and lighting , very impressive.

04-19-2011, 02:23 AM
Very beautiful Allan.


04-19-2011, 03:56 AM
It's all good, Allan, but I like the nose the best - great texture there!

04-19-2011, 03:56 AM
Fantastic work Allen, great depth you are achieving.

04-19-2011, 07:52 AM
It looks like you used a garden tiller to do this...its all over the place...are you kidding?...really?... where the control? Where is the touch?... this is a very weak piece for you aces ( im inclined to Not call you Aces and to call you Joker ).... oh... one more thing.... interested in selling this to me?

04-19-2011, 07:59 AM
My favourite subject! This just gorgeous - luv it!!!!! :clap:

04-19-2011, 08:59 AM
Wow, this is marvelous! You did an excellent job!

04-19-2011, 10:20 AM
I really love this Allan. Fantastic work.

04-19-2011, 10:38 AM
You seem to know just how much to put in and how much to leave out. This is wonderfully creative. Well done.

04-19-2011, 12:02 PM
lovely softness to this piece Allan. You should PM DeeDee about this, as I am pretty sure this is her Hallie. Hallie is very sick right now and she would enjoy seeing it I am sure.

04-19-2011, 01:55 PM
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Did I mention this is beautiful?

04-19-2011, 02:09 PM
Allan, brother are you on a roll. Every piece just keeps getting better and better. You are definitely in the ZONE.

04-19-2011, 02:45 PM
Such a Great Piece Ace! You created softness, exquisite lighting and tremendous depth...Awesome!

04-20-2011, 01:16 AM
Allan...This is soooooo so nice! Wonderfully soft looking, great depth and beautiful lighting! I especially like how you did the carpet(?)...it is carpet isn't it?...it looks too soft and fuzzy to be grass.

04-20-2011, 02:25 AM
You all really know how to make a Guy smile!
I am truly Humbled by your responses!!!!
Rich the dog (Hallie) and carpet edge was done first with the FG brush then I went back in with the scalpel to make the thicker straggly lines. Thanks!:)
Nancy...Thank You! You are correct!:D The furry ear was done first with the FG brush then LIGHTLY scratched with an 11 scalpel. I was trying to give it an out of focus look to add some depth.
Venkat..Thank You Sir! :)
Wendy...Thank You!:)
Paint Dog...Thanks!:) the nose is all scalpel with a touch of DNA shading then hit with the scalpel again.
Mark...Thanks Man! Coming from you that means A LOT :thumbsup:
Annamelia...I'm partial to the furry little critters myself...they are my favorite subjects as well :D Thanks!
Emily...You are too kind, Thank You! :)
Lynn...Thank You!:)
Sammy...I have to admit...I almost started scratching in more. I had to force myself to stop! Thank You!
Cathy...Thanks! and also thanks for the info on who this cute little furry girl is and who she belongs to :thumbsup:
Marcia...Thank you Thank You and Thank you! did I mention thanks? :lol::D
Harold...Thanks Brother I'm in a zone alright....one that doesn't have enough time in the day! Dang spring yard work...dang real job....dang building projects....you know...the Dang "honey-do" list! I hope to start a new board tonight :crossfingers:
Pamela...Thank you! I'm just tryin to keep up with all the Big Kids here:D
Lorna...Thank you! It's carpet grass or is that a grass carpet? :D I think it's carpet or a fuzzy rug....I'm not sure, I just tried to make it look like the photo.

Wow....That was a lot to type!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have this nagging feeling I forgot to say something to somebody.........

04-20-2011, 02:31 AM
Oh yeah....Rod! :evil:
Garden tiller? Joker? Where's the control? Thanks Buddy! You ended my day with a Laugh!!!
I needed it!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::D

04-20-2011, 12:03 PM
Very nice Allan. Wish I could sleep like that.

04-20-2011, 03:50 PM
Excellent, Allan. Love the lighting

04-20-2011, 04:02 PM
Very cool, Allan! Reminds me of how my dog lies on the floor in that one spot where the sunlight hits. :thumbsup:

04-21-2011, 10:07 AM
Too good Allan!!

Diana Lee
04-21-2011, 01:14 PM
This really is so cool! I, too, love the long hair on the ears. I hope you are feeling proud of yourself!


04-21-2011, 03:21 PM
Great job, Allen. I wish I could catch my Xena in that pose. Beautifully done:clap: