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Old 05-08-2017, 05:19 AM
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Achilles - dog portrait

Hi all,
This is the first comission I have had for a long time. I had fun painting him and hope he will bring me some more.
C&C welcome, 14x16 art spectrum pastels on orange coloured pastelmat,
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:41 AM
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Re: Achilles - dog portrait

Very realistic work. He appears to be alive. However, the collar may be a bit distracting?
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Old 05-09-2017, 05:23 AM
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Re: Achilles - dog portrait

Well done Deanna, the eyes are perfect. A slightly shinier nose would bring it forward more, nit-picking really, it's perfectly beautiful as it is.
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Old 05-09-2017, 11:01 PM
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Re: Achilles - dog portrait

Thanks guys,
Your feedback is always welcome
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Re: Achilles - dog portrait

You remind me why I love pastel...those rich colours in the fur are delicious!
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Re: Achilles - dog portrait

Terrific work with the dog! Keeping strong darks is a challenge you've accomplished, and brought in some rich color to keep them vibrant.

The background may keep pace with a bit more with overall richer or darker greens, but it's just a thought.
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Re: Achilles - dog portrait

Lovely, I love the eyes especially! My only suggestion would to be to brighten the background a bit so that he stands out a bit more.
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Nice job on a difficult perspective!
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:58 PM
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Thanks everyone,
He was fun to paint
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What a cutie! And so well done too - his joyful personality really shines through in this painting.
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