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Old 03-16-2017, 02:05 PM
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Re: 3 Pups in Pastel

Excellent! I am enjoying following your progress. When I painted three dogs together, I did the eyes of each dog, then noses, then added layers to each one - I didn't paint one dog completely before moving on, but this is just one way. Other people will paint in a different order. 😎😀
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Re: 3 Pups in Pastel

Penny,
Thank you for your feedback. In hind-sight, I wish I had asked the question before I started, but this has been a fun learning experience! I think that I too am wired as you to layout it out first and build on the stages of each subject at relatively the same time. I still have bit more blocking (shading?) to do on the dogs before I move onto highlights. I'll try and work the blocking and highlights of all three at the same respective stage.

But first, I need to finish my background. I started this morning and am enjoying seeing the composition come together.



Thanks again for your feedback.

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Re: 3 Pups in Pastel

I suggest you don't go into such detail with the background. There is really nothing to be gained by putting in such detail. You could just loosely indicate there is something in the background and it will keep the focus on the dogs. This is a case when "less is more". The dogs are really coming along very well.
Do keep updating your progress.
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Re: 3 Pups in Pastel

Greetings from Kingwood, TX!
It has been a while since I last posted- nearly 6 months. Work, home improvements, and a new baby have limited my time at the easel, but I'm hoping my schedule will allow me some more time to draw.

Just wanted to add a couple of updates on "3 Pups" over the past 6 months.

3/18/17

7/2/17

7/3/17

9/1/17

9/4/17


Hope you enjoy the progress. Thank you for any and all constructive comments, feedback, and suggestions.

Until next time,

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great seeing your process. nice job
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You may be a 1st timer with chalk pastels. I'm only a 4th timer with them. You seem to be doing a good job with them. If you can figure a good way to do whiskers, please let me know. Dark whiskers okay, white whiskers not so good. On the Lab, even though the highlight on it's eye is fairly bright in the photo, I would recommend darkening it a bit on the drawing. It is too bright, and too distracting, even in the photo. Also, don't forget to put some texture and cracks into the rock so it looks more realistic. This is going to be beautiful when done.
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Re: 3 Pups in Pastel

I think this is going so well and has been particularly interesting to me as this week I have started on pastel pencils too. Mostly I work in scratchboard or graphite.
I am a little concerned that you have still got a bit of a halo (green) around the dogs. I think you are doing extremely well, I hope I can do as well.
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Re: 3 Pups in Pastel

You really are doing a superb job on these dogs. The green halo concerns me too. It need to be integrated into the background. Congrats on the new baby. Can't be easy trying to do such a complicated work with a little one demanding a lot of attention.
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wow, that reference is awesome, how you managed to make them sit and stay like that??? looking forward for your finished pastel drawing, looking good so far
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Very good to see your excellent progress. 😎
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Does anyone have any thoughts or experience(s) they can share for this 1st timer? Is it better to complete one subject at a time (to completion) or complete each stage of shading/coloring for all 3 subject at the same relative time?
Rob

I would say everything at the same time, even the background. I will help you to harmonize colors and values, and, in the long run, it is quicker.
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