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Old 05-04-2012, 04:44 PM
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Hiya Donkey

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Title: Hiya Donkey
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Medium: Pencil
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 8x10
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

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The picture was taken of a donkey market in Morocco. It is done on Bristol Vellum with Primacolor pencils.



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Any comments or opinions would be appreciated, in particular composition and/or use of color.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:32 PM
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Re: Hiya Donkey

What a sweet guy! He looks so soft you want to reach out and pet him.

I would add some crisp, defining details, especially to his face, while keeping the nice soft fuzzy feel you've captured so well.

I really like the composition. It's a very pleasing layout, imo.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:38 AM
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Re: Hiya Donkey

Great pencil work!!! He is a very endearing fellow, so cute! Nice job. =)) Debs.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:21 PM
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Re: Hiya Donkey

This is lovely but I think you've got a center of interest problem. The colorfull saddle blankets, which I presume were in the scene, pull the eye to the left where you don't want it. The face of the donkey is pretty much monohue so you want the whole painting to be that way. I try to illustrate in the photoshop below.

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Old 05-06-2012, 10:31 PM
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Re: Hiya Donkey

Nice work
Was the donkey in that good condition in Morocco?
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:55 PM
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Re: Hiya Donkey

Thanks everyone, I felt something wasn't right and now it is made clear. The donkey was in very good condition, the farmers are very good to their animals because their lives depend on them for transporting their goods to market and in fact they even have a donkey hospital which is free to all farmers.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:19 PM
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Re: Hiya Donkey

I like the blue and yellow but noticed the same thing. I hope you can tone it down but still suggest it, tying it in somehow elsewhere.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:34 PM
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Re: Hiya Donkey

He is very lovable.
I would ditch the line across the top. What is that, anyway?

Also you could sharpen the eye and the nose...and make him even more charming. I know Prismacolor pencils can be kind of mushy. Find the "Verithin" line of prisimacolors -- they are very hard, and great for sharp focus details.

All in all, it is a very nice piece of work.
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