Acrylic Brandy (once again)

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  1. Brandyb

    Brandyb New Member

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    I've come to really like painting with a black background. I did a painting of a pepper for the kitchen like this, and then I thought I'd experiment with Brandy before I tried other dogs. Thanks for looking!! :)
    11x14 acrylic on stretched canvas.

    This is the reference:
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    And this is the completed piece:
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  2. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    lol that is just da bomb...Your style is developing nicely! Great teeth:D There is energy is your brushstrokes that just make you feel how much play came before the resting pose.
     
  3. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Very nice! I love the grin! :D
     
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    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    Wow! Nice!! :D
     
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    Thanks guys for the wonderful compliments - I really appreciate it.
    Smkie, I really like how this style is just "fitting" with me - thanks so much!! :)
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    I think when you are able to capture the idea of motion in a resting pose, you have done something huge. EVen the ball as activity just waiting to go again.
     
  7. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    LOL I want one of Dekka..That is great Julie!
     
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    Thanks so much!!! :)
     
  9. lives4dogshows

    lives4dogshows Find your bliss!

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    What is it like to work with acrylics? I got some for xmas but I have been afraid of them lol! I'm so used to pencil and other novice stuff like that *blush*
     
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    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    WOW... that is great :D
     
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    Thank you very much!!!!

    lives4dogshows acrylics are a great medium to work in, but you really have to get used to the speed at which they dry. Blending can be tough if you wait too long. But i love the vivid colours that accompany them, and the bold lines. Also, the fact that if you make a mistake you can paint right over it is a major bonus ;)
    Don't be afraid to use them - try them out on some illustration board, get a feel for how they flow, how to mix and how to lay down colour. Experiment a little first - you'll eventually fall into a style and comfortable way in which you can utilize them.
    But remember, pencil, coloured pencil or any of those types of mediums are not novice stuff. Yes, they are how a lot people start out, but beautiful intricate work can be created with these, so don't be embarassed that this is your main medium for now. Its a great place to start, and a wonderful place to learn and grow. :)
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    acrylic is what i use and speed is everything, i don't know about your brand but for me the ones i use are cheap. That is a major bonus for me. IF i need to fine line i use a coat of non yellowing polyurathane inbetween the layers.
     
  13. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    Love the energy and the boldness in it, Brandy :)

    And the tongue is . . . . well, ELOQUENT!
     

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