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everwind
05-21-2011, 12:26 AM
Well I don't know what I have gotten myself into, but today I started my first commission. It is exciting and scary all at the same time. Long way to go as you can see, just blocked in did a bit more on the eyes tonight. Included the picture I have to go by as you can tell not great but it is all I have. C & C's welcome. Jackiehttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2011/960525-IMG_0001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2011/960525-arthur.JPG

Margaret 59
05-21-2011, 01:05 AM
Looking fine so far.

bertschikon
05-21-2011, 05:44 AM
An excellent start and looking forward to seeing the end result.

ladypainter
05-21-2011, 08:44 AM
Excellent so far.

gaykir
05-22-2011, 02:00 PM
You're off to a great start!

everwind
05-22-2011, 07:57 PM
Thanks everyone for your encouragement I will press on and when I get further ahead I will post. Jackie

eyepaint
05-22-2011, 08:31 PM
Great start! You might want to check how "tall" the forehead is. I know I often misjudge and place it too low when I work on dog faces.

Lady Carol
05-22-2011, 09:01 PM
terrific start.

Mij
05-23-2011, 02:46 PM
Looks good from here, it'll be ok I'm sure.
jim

Charlie's Mum
05-23-2011, 05:49 PM
It's looking pretty good so far Jackie.:thumbsup:

everwind
05-23-2011, 08:50 PM
Thanks for your encouragement guys, I have been stuck at home in the rain for the May long weekend so I was able to do quite a bit of work on him. Hopefully I can post the finished product soon. Looking forward to hearing from you all. I will get your opinions before I show it to my client. I know you will be a terrific help. Thanks again. Will post soon (I hope).
Jackie:wave:

chammi kaiser
05-24-2011, 04:01 AM
Jackie. You are doing well so far. I would just check the size of the eye on the right of my screen. It seems quite a bit smaller than the left . I think this is because it was so dark in the reference and you had to in a sense 'manufacture' an eye. It is sometimes a good idea to look up a similar dog on google where the eye is more visible. Hope this helps a little.