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Old 05-05-2012, 06:45 PM
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Hey Baby What's Your Sign?

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This iguana does not have a nice reflective eye. I usually pass when this is the case because the eye always is a disappointment to me. However, this character is an orange iguana and has all kinds of color and reflective scaling (if I can pull it off). If I can't get this to "pop" quickly (like by tomorrow), I'm going to pick something else.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:30 PM
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Re: The Pick Up Artist WIP

I think the eyes are terrific Karen.. Sometimes, I hate a piece for a while before I work though it a while and keep adding layers. They say there is a period where they are ugly and then they take shape. I would love to see an orange iguana.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:43 PM
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Thanks for the encouragement Clydeine.. this one has very different colors and it's tough to get the reflective look at the moment- colors that don't show as much contrast as greens, but I'll put some more time in and see if I can get it to pop. Thanks!
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Re: The Pick Up Artist WIP

If anyone can pull it off you can Safari Jane -I would love to see an orange iguana and don't forget you can use the complementary of orange -blue, that should hopefully give you a bit more range if you use it lightly over some of the orange, just a thought

Also, if you know from which direction the light is coming in the reference I am sure with your skill you could place a realistic reflection in his eye?

I love your title

I'm strapping in for one hell of a ride!

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Move over Ali so I can sit down......I brought cookies
Karen I'm sure you can pull this of, great start. I'll be watching out for the next installment
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:15 AM
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Wow, you guys have more confidence than me right now.. he's an older iguana so he doesn't have that bright shiny as a new penny eye that I like so much, plus the light isn't hitting it, if it turns out, maybe I'll fudge with the eye some more ( ;
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Fudge away Karen I am sure whatever you decide with regards the eye will work.

(Budging up for Marie -OOoo....COOKIES!

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Old 05-06-2012, 05:33 PM
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Re: The Pick Up Artist WIP

Then I figured I might try the ole' switch-er-roo and see if anyone notices.... but now I'm afraid I didn't enlarge this guy enough and its been really tough to work on so far.... huh.....
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Look "n" good so far. going to be another beauty, I'll be watching for sure.
I've wanted to draw something to give to my hubby so I asked him to give me a short list of drawings he'd like and on his list he had a..... gecko , so I may end up drawing one of these lizards sooner then I thought.
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(Budging up for Marie -OOoo....COOKIES!

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Very nice! Loving those blues
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Oooh, you're gonna knock these outta the park!! I brought coffee for the cookies!

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Wow, Karen, another winner in the making. I think you could have a one-man reptile exhibition soon. Love the eye.
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Looking great. You definitely have a way with the reptiles!
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